Seizing the benefits of ICT in a digital economy


OECD (2003). Seizing the benefits of ICT in a digital economy. Report prepared for the Meeting of the OECD Council at Ministerial Level. Paris: OECD. Retrieved March 23, 2009 from

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e-Readiness | ICT Infrastructure | ICT4D


This report, which responds to OECD Ministers, revisits the contribution made by ICT to economic performance using new and more recent data to assess the degree to which the findings that appeared valid at the end of 2000 remain intact. The report also examines whether the policy conclusions from the previous OECD work requires adjustment in the current economic environment, and what measures OECD governments should take to seize the benefits of ICT. The findings and policy implications of the work are summarized below; they reaffirm and elaborate those of the OECD Growth Study.