Category Archives: Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Shaping the Digital Transformation in Latin America

The OECD has recently published the report “Shaping the Digital Transformation in Latin America: Strengthening Productivity, Improving Lives“. This report discusses policies and approaches to spur sustainable and inclusive digital transformation in the LAC region across seven action areas: enhancing access to digital technologies; strengthening their effective use; enabling digital innovation; ensuring quality jobs for …
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Policy Pathways for the New Economy

The World Economic Forum has just published Policy Pathways for the New Economy. Unfolding technological developments pose a significant challenge in terms of the depth of economic and social transformation needed for their benefits to be fully realized and equitably distributed. Questions are emerging regarding the adequacy of our current economic policies and practices, the …
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Measuring Digital Development: Facts and Figures 2019

Measuring digital development: Facts and figures 2019, the first publication in ITU’s new Measuring digital development series, offers a snapshot of the most important ICT indicators, including estimates for the current year. Latest figures show that while Internet use continues to spread, the digital gender gap is also growing. More effective action is urgently needed …
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The Cybersecurity Guide for Leaders in Today’s Digital World

Cyberattacks are one of the top 10 global risks of highest concern in the next decade, with an estimated price tag of $90 trillion if cybersecurity efforts do not keep pace with technological change. While there is abundant guidance in the cybersecurity community, the application of prescribed action continues to fall short of what is …
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Navigating Uncharted Waters: A Roadmap to Responsible Innovation with AI in Financial Services

The World Economic Forum in collaboration with Deloitte has just published the report “Navigating Uncharted Waters: A roadmap to responsible innovation with AI in financial services.” As previously explored by the Future of AI in Financial Services research at the World Economic Forum, artificial intelligence is fundamentally changing the physics of financial services. It will …
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Innovation Support in the Enterprise Sector: Industry and SMEs

This OECD policy paper outlines major policy trends in public support of innovation activities in industry and SMEs across OECD countries. It discusses the policy mix to strengthen business R&D and innovation, and possible avenues to improve this mix in response to evolving needs, driven new trends in technology and other factors. Across the OECD, …
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World Corporate Top R&D Investors: Shaping the Future of Technologies and of AI

This report sheds light on the innovative strategies of the top 2000 corporate R&D investors worldwide, and the way they contribute to scientific advances, the development of new technologies, and to bringing new products and processes onto the market. In addition to providing evidence about some key structural features of these top corporate R&D investors …
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Digital Skills Insights 2019

The third issue of the ITU publication (previously called “Capacity Building in a Changing ICT Environment”) features eight articles from international experts, which take a critical and analytical approach towards the subject of capacity and digital skills development. The first set of articles provides a broad overview of the discussion on digital literacy frameworks, new …
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Building Value with Blockchain Technology

The World Economic Forum has recently published the “Building Value with Blockchain Technology: How to Evaluate Blockchain’s Benefits” paper. This practical framework helps organizations identify the value of blockchain technology and build a corresponding business case. Co-designed with Accenture, the Blockchain Value Framework is the second in a series of white papers for organizations to …
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Global Innovation Index 2019

The Global Innovation Index (GII) is a source of insight into the multidimensional facets of innovation-driven growth. Providing 80 detailed metrics for 129 economies, the GII has become one of the leading references for measuring an economy’s innovation performance. Now in its 12th edition, the GII is a global benchmark that helps policy makers better …
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