Digital economy

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Report

Are people ready for a digital CBD? The new infrastructure demands

This report provides an analysis of how people in Melbourne use digital technology and infrastructures, and provides recommendations on what infrastructure requirements are needed for a digital CBD.
Strategy

The OECD Going digital measurement roadmap

Measuring digital transformation is a key component of designing and implementing evidence-based policies today. This strategy document includes ten actions that, if prioritised and implemented, would substantially advance the capacity of countries to monitor digital transformation and its impacts.
Report

E-change and remote work in Australia

This report is about ‘e-changers’ - a significant and growing segment of the population who have chosen to move from the city to regional and coastal areas while maintaining their city jobs.
Working paper

The digitalisation of social protection before and since the onset of COVID-19: opportunities, challenges and lessons

This paper discusses the main opportunities and challenges associated with digital social protection, drawing on trends pre-COVID and since the onset of the pandemic. It offers eight lessons to help social protection actors capitalise on technology’s potential in a risk-sensitive manner.
Report

Regulating the international digital economy, with trade and innovation in mind

The international digital economy is growing rapidly, and the fragmented governance framework is struggling to keep pace. This paper illustrates the importance of governance in relation to private-sector innovation and recommends next steps to enhance governance, close gaps and promote further innovation
Report

Assessing national digital strategies and their governance

The wide-ranging impacts of digital transformation on people, firms and governments raise challenges for policy-makers as they develop and implement policies in response. This paper analyses national digital strategies and their governance across countries.
Policy report

The future of digital regulation in Australia: five policy principles for a safer digital world

As Australia starts to implement much needed digital regulation on a number of issues, there is a need to ensure policy initiatives are joined up and coherent. This document presents five overarching policy principles that could assist policy-makers.
Working paper

Boosting productivity in New Zealand by unleashing digitalisation

This paper overviews structural reforms that promote the diffusion of digital technologies and investment in intangible capital that maximises the potential of these technologies in New Zealand.
Report

The digital Silk Road and China’s influence on standard setting

This paper finds that, for the most part, Chinese companies’ leading position in technologies and market share has not translated into more influence at main standard-setting organisations, although it is an important complement to China’s efforts in this regard.
Strategy

Digital economy strategy: 2022 update

The Australian government has released this update, which outlines progress made on Australia becoming a top 10 digital economy and society by 2030.
Discussion paper

Positioning Australia as a leader in digital economy regulation

The Digital Technology Taskforce has released this issues paper, seeking views on how Australia's regulatory settings and systems can maximise opportunities to enable and better facilitate the responsible use of new technologies, with a specific focus on artificial intelligence (AI) and automated decision making (ADM).
Briefing paper

Crypto, Web3 and the metaverse

This policy brief offers a clear explanation of the core concepts of cryptocurrencies, blockchain, web3, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and the metaverse, and the policy implications.
Report

Digital skills in the Australian and international economies

This paper provides an analysis of digital skills in the Australian and international economies using a mix of data sources and analysis techniques.
Report

Accounting for the digital economy: time for a fresh approach

This paper aims to explain why the information economy requires a new approach to accounting. It examines how the profession can reshape existing accounting standards to help fill the information gap, while developing an entirely new approach to gathering and reporting financial and non-financial information.
Working paper

What is ‘good’ digital infrastructure?

This paper examines whether current measurement tools suffice in capturing the positive development impact of digital infrastructure and provide a lens through which to assess its potential downside risks.
Policy report

Digital Southeast Asia

This report recommends Australia and India leverage their bilateral partnership in cyber and critical technologies to support inclusive digital development in Southeast Asia, and strengthen the foundations of Southeast Asia’s digital economy.
Report

The digital checkout

For the purposes of this report, the authors refer to the term 'digital checkout' as the process of a consumer engaging in a transaction (paid or otherwise) to access or procure a product or service online. This report argues that the challenge for consumer policy...
Strategy

Data strategy 2021-24

This strategy aims aims to provide the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications with better access to timely, high quality data, making for better decisions and helping realise their vision of connecting Australians, enriching communities and empowering regions.
Report

Canada and the digitalization of money

This report shares key takeaways from a workshop held in August with international and Canadian experts to develop advice for policy makers, regulators and market participants on how to advance the digitalization of money with a view to serving the interests of the users of...
Policy report

Future proof: connecting post-pandemic Canada

Digital information has emerged as the prime mover of economies and societies. With the right set of policies and programs, this paper argues that Canada can have the digital connectivity infrastructure it needs to fully support an inclusive society and competitive economy far into the...