OECD Directorate of Science, Technology and Industry


Australian manufacturing in the global economy

This report aims to give a detailed update of the status of Australian manufacturing from aninternational perspective.

Measuring the relationship between ICT and the environment

While the links between ICT and environmental outcomes are becoming clearer, there is no separate statistical field that links the two. Nevertheless, some data are available from official statistical sources, from analytical work and from product life cycle studies. This paper suggests a conceptual framework...

The impact of the crisis on ICTs and their role in the recovery

A sudden upturn in global sales of information and communications technology (ICT) goods in May and June suggests the ICT industry may have reached a turning point and be on the road to recovery, according to this (19)OECD report. Most countries posted positive month-on-month production...

Policy responses to the economic crisis: investing in innovation for long-term growth

The current crisis is the first of this severity to hit OECD countries since they have shifted to knowledge-based service economies. As part of its strategic response to the economic crisis, the OECD has analysed the likely impact of the downturn on the drivers of...

Mobile broadband: pricing and services

Although, the number of OECD countries that publish data on the number of mobile broadband subscribers is not large, growth is significant in markets where data are available. This paper provides an overview of prices, speeds and data caps of mobile broadband services. 99 and...