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Consumer Policy and the Smart Home

The “smart home” looks set to be the arena in which many people will utilise consumer-facing Internet of Things (IoT) technologies for the first time. A new generation of familiar household devices and appliances (e.g. washing machines) are becoming “smart” through the addition of sensors, software and Internet connections. They are entering the home alongside …
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Transformative Technologies and Jobs of the Future

This report focuses on the impacts of digital transformation on jobs and productivity and is intended as an input to discussion in the G7 Innovation Ministers track of the 2018 G7 Innovation and Employment Ministerial “Preparing for Jobs of the Future”. It complements the Discussion Note on the Future of Work prepared by the OECD …
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Global Insurance Market Trends 2017

The insurance industry is a major component of the economy by virtue of the amount of premiums it collects, the scale of its investment and, more fundamentally, the essential social and economic role it plays by covering personal and business risks. This annual report monitors global insurance market trends to support a better understanding of …
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Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2018: An OECD Scoreboard

This annual publication provides information on debt, equity, asset-based finance, and conditions for SME and entrepreneurship finance, complemented by an overview of recent policy measures to support access to finance. By providing a solid evidence base, the report supports governments in their actions to foster SME access to finance and encourages a culture of policy …
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The Missing Entrepreneurs 2017: Policies for Inclusive Entrepreneurship

The Missing Entrepreneurs 2017 is the fourth edition in a series of publications that examine how public policies at national, regional and local levels can support job creation, economic growth and social inclusion by overcoming obstacles to business start-ups and self-employment by people from disadvantaged or under-represented groups in entrepreneurship. It shows that there is …
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OECD Economic Outlook – Nov 2017

The OECD has just published its latest Economic Outlook. According to the report, the world economy has strengthened, with monetary and fiscal stimulus underpinning a broad-based and synchronised improvement in growth rates across most countries. Annual growth of the world economy is projected to improve slightly in 2018, but remains below the pre-crisis period and …
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How’s Life? 2017

The OECD has recently published the report “How’s Life? – Measuring well-being”. How’s Life? 2017 charts the promises and pitfalls for people’s well-being in 35 OECD countries and 6 partner countries. It presents the latest evidence from 50 indicators, covering both current well-being outcomes and resources for future well-being, and including changes since 2005. During …
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OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2017

With some 200 indicators, the 2017 edition of the OECD Science, Technology and Industry (STI) Scoreboard shows how the digital transformation affects science, innovation, the economy, and the way people work and live. It aims to help governments design more effective science, innovation and industry policies in the fast-changing digital era. CONTENTS: Knowledge economies and …
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OECD Digital Economy Outlook 2017

The biennial OECD Digital Economy Outlook examines and documents evolutions and emerging opportunities and challenges in the digital economy. It highlights how OECD countries and partner economies are taking advantage of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and the Internet to meet their public policy objectives. Through comparative evidence, it informs policy makers of regulatory practices …
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World Corporate Top R&D Investors: Industrial Property Strategies in the Digital Economy

The report World Corporate Top R&D Investors: Industrial Property Strategies in the Digital Economy is the result of a long-term collaboration between the JRC and the OECD. The speed, scale and scope of the digital transformation make it hard to fully apprehend the breadth and depth of the changes brought about by this new technological …
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