• STI is constantly looking for ways of better understanding where our economies and societies are today, and where they are going tomorrow. While a key focus now is the OECD's cross-cutting project on digital transformation- Going Digital - we traverse a vast range of topics, developing evidence-based policy advice on the contribution of science, technology and innovation to growth and well-being.

    See an overview of STI work at:

  • On 10 May, the OECD's report on the Next Production Revolution (NPR) will be launched. Almost every day we hear of technological breakthroughs, from artificial intelligence to 3D printing to self-driving cars. This report provides an assessment of the medium-term economic and policy implications of new and emerging production technologies, to help policy makers set a course to fully harness the opportunities of the NPR.

  • OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría, attended the G20 Digital Ministerial where he delivered remarks at the G20 Multi-Stakeholder Conference “Digitalisation: Policies for a Digital Future”.

    Read the remarks…

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  • Costa Rica has achieved a successful social and economic transformation, but challenges remain. Harnessing innovation to revitalise business through productivity growth and diversification towards goods and services of high knowledge content will be critical. The OECD's Review of Costa Rica's innovation policy was launched on 20 April with a series of high level events at the Presidential Palace in San José.

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  • Are countries capturing the value of their innovative activities? This paper aims to help policy makers better understand the interdependencies between global value chains (GVCs) and global innovation networks (GINs). More information

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  • Even before the Global Crisis, productivity growth had slowed in many OECD countries. Using a cross-country firm-level database for 24 countries, the OECD revealed an increasing productivity gap between the global frontier and laggard firms, fewer exits by weak firms, and a decline in entry...


  • Countries are developing strategies to promote "territorial inclusiveness" to tackle the uneven distribution of innovation activities across regions. 
    The Report  asks whether governments are succeeding and, together with the Policy Toolkit, provides ideas to help drive successful change.

  • The MSTI indicators provide the timeliest available picture of key trends in science and technology for the entire OECD area and partner economies including China, Russian Federation, South Africa and Chinese Taipei. The indicators cover data on resources devoted to research and development, patent families, technology balance of payments and international trade in R&D-intensive industries.

  • R&D tax incentives are amongst the most important policy instruments to support business innovation. With the support of Horizon 2020, these country profiles of R&D tax incentives draw on the OECD's special expertise to cover: the mix of direct funding and tax relief efforts; trends in government support for business R&D; main features of national R&D tax support schemes; and indicators on the expected generosity of R&D tax support…

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  • The OECD’s Inclusive Innovation Policy Toolkit is a practical and interactive guide developed to aid policy makers design and implement effective innovation policies for inclusive growth. It gathers more than 30 detailed case studies of inclusive innovation policies from different OECD and non-OECD member countries. The toolkit has been developed as part of the OECD Innovation for Inclusive Growth project.

    The toolkit can be accessed here.