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European Innovation Scoreboard 2020

The 2020 edition of the Innovation Scoreboard, recently released by the European Commission, highlights that the EU’s innovation performance continues to increase at a steady pace, with growing convergence between EU countries. On average, the innovation performance of the EU has increased by 8.9% since 2012. Performance increased in 24 EU countries since 2012, with …
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Measuring Digital Development: ICT Price Trends 2019

Measuring Digital Development: ICT Price Trends 2019 monitors the affordability of ICT services by analysing and comparing price data for mobile-voice services, mobile data and fixed broadband for analysts, telecom operators, policy-makers and economists. The report provides analysis in terms of dollar price, exchange-rate adjusted prices and affordability for mobile-voice, mobile and fixed broadband according …
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Guidelines for City Mobility: Steering towards Collaboration

How people and goods get around our cities is undergoing considerable change. As new mobility options are introduced, cities and communities are trying to lower emissions, improve safety and increase affordability and accessibility of transport networks. Cities, mobility partners, and communities are taking a systems perspective to rethink the movement of people and goods. Developed …
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The Digitalisation of Science, Technology and Innovation

The OECD has just published the report “The Digitalisation of Science, Technology and Innovation: Key Developments and Policies” This report examines digitalisation’s effects on science, technology and innovation and the associated consequences for policy. In varied and far-reaching ways, digital technologies are changing how scientists work, collaborate and publish. While examining these developments, this book …
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Jobs of Tomorrow: Mapping Opportunity in the New Economy

Through new data sources, we can gain unprecedented insights into emerging opportunities for employment in the global economy, and granular understanding of the skill sets needed by professionals. This new data reveals that 96 jobs across seven professional clusters are fast emerging in tandem reflecting “digital” and “human” factors driving growth in the professions of …
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The 2019 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard

The 2019 edition of the EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard (the Scoreboard) comprises the 2500 companies investing the largest sums in R&D in the world in 2018/19. These companies, based in 44 countries, each invested over €30 million in R&D for a total of €823.4bn which is approximately 90% of the world’s business-funded R&D. They …
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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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