These notes present selected country highlights from the OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2017 with a specific focus on digital trends among all themes covered.
Ahead of the referendum on Brexit, the OECD was anticipating a significant decrease in economic growth if the decision to leave the EU were taken (Kierzenkowski et al., 2016). As the UK economy has started to slow down, OECD projections remain remarkably valid so far.
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Selected findings for the United Kingdom from the report "Preventing Ageing Unequally"
Economic performance was solid until the end of 2016, stimulated by a strong business friendly environment, very supportive and reactive monetary policy, and a flexible approach in meeting fiscal goals.
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Selected findings for the United Kingdom from the report "The Pursuit of Gender Equality: An Uphill Battle"
These country specific notes provide figures and commentary from the Taxation and Skills publication that examines how tax policy can encourage skills development in OECD countries.
As part of the STI Outlook 2016, the OECD has released policy profiles by country. These include cross-country analyses that draw on the first joint EC-OECD survey on STI policies. They focus on major STI policy areas, instruments and trends.