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  • This paper looks at the Frascati Manual 2015 (FM) framework for Research and Development (R&D) statistics and the System of National Accounts (SNA) framework of comprehensive economic accounts - giving an overview of their shared history, analysing their approaches to measuring R&D following the introduction of R&D assets in the 2008 SNA, and highlighting changes in the latest FM which can help value and allocate these assets.

  • Following up on a 2016 report exploring issues related to protecting consumers in peer platform markets, the OECD Committee on Consumer Policy conducted an online survey of 10 000 consumers across 10 OECD member countries in order to better understand the role and drivers of consumer trust in PPMs. This report discusses the findings.

  • This paper synthesises the main policy implications of OECD work focusing on the interplay between participation and positioning in global value chains (GVCs), employment demand and supply, and workforce skills endowment.

  • With its potential to galvanise economies, digital transformation is now high on the global agenda.

    Released on 11 October, the Digital Economy Outlook 2017 provides new data and insights on the digital transformation.

    It offers an overview of policy and regulation as well as trends in access and connectivity, ICT usage and skills, innovation, applications and transformation, and digital risk and trust. It also explores the opportunities and challenges raised by artificial intelligence and blockchain.

  • Learning algorithms already greet us on our digital devices, influence our purchases, govern our news feeds, and will soon drive our cars. What sort of policy and institutional frameworks and values should guide AI design and use, as autonomous and self-taught machines become part of our everyday lives?

    On 26-27 October policymakers, representatives of civil society and AI experts from industry and academia met at the OECD to discuss the opportunities and challenges posed by AI and the role of policy and international co-operation in making the most of this technology. 

    Presentations as well as the opening keynote by former world chess champion Garry Kasparov are available at oe.cd/ai

  • William Bonvillian, Lecturer at MIT and Advisor to MIT's Industrial Performance Center, reflects on the potential of advanced manufacturing to drive up production efficiency and create jobs up and down the value chain.

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  • OECD Director for Science, Technology and Innovation Andrew Wyckoff attended the 2nd World Conference on Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Istanbul on 12-14 May, and presented his views on the comparative performance of OECD countries on key science, technology, innovation and business dynamics indicators.

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  • OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría delivered remarks on the benefits and challenges of digitalisation, arguing that bridging digital divides must be placed at the centre of the agenda.
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  • The Kazakhstan government has made a concerted effort to increase R&D activity and launched major reforms, strategies and programmes to boost science & technology. Yet the goal of greater innovation and value creation has not yet been fully realised.

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  • Will the digital transformation benefit men more than women? Or will it be a powerful tool to close the gender divide? The issue is a critical one for countries seeking inclusive growth. 

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