Going Digital: Shaping Policies, Improving Lives

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Digital technologies and data are transformational. People, firms and governments live, interact, work and produce differently than in the past, and these changes are accelerating rapidly. How can we realise the immense promises of digital technologies and data for growth and well-being in a fast evolving world? This report charts the road ahead. It identifies seven policy dimensions that allow governments – together with citizens, firms and stakeholders – to shape digital transformation to improve lives. It also highlights key opportunities, challenges and policies related to each dimension, offers new insights, evidence and analysis, and provides recommendations for better policies in the digital age.

English Also available in: French, German

Fostering market openness

Digital technologies and data transform how firms compete, trade and invest. This chapter provides insights on how digital technologies and data are changing trade, investment, and competition dynamics. It also discusses the tax challenges arising from the digital transformation. It highlights how policy can help foster trade in the digital age, reduce barriers to investment and promote open financial markets. It also considers the policy challenges related to ensuring competitive markets and tax systems that are fit-for-purpose in the digital age.

English Also available in: German, French


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