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Measuring the Digital Transformation

A Roadmap for the Future

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Measuring the Digital Transformation: A Roadmap for the Future provides new insights into the state of the digital transformation by mapping indicators across a range of areas – from education and innovation, to trade and economic and social outcomes – against current digital policy issues, as presented in Going Digital: Shaping Policies, Improving Lives. In so doing, it identifies gaps in the current measurement framework, assesses progress made towards filling these gaps and sets-out a forward-looking measurement roadmap. The goal is to expand the evidence base, as a means to lay the ground for more robust policies for growth and well-being in the digital era.

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In 2018, 86% of individuals aged 16-74 years in the OECD area were Internet users and 77% used the Internet on a daily basis following a sustained rise in adoption from about 58% accessing the Internet, and 36% daily users in 2006. Internet usage tends to be less ubiquitous outside the OECD, with fewer than 60% of individuals accessing the Internet in Brazil, China and South Africa, and less than 40% in India and Indonesia. Mobile technology has played a particularly important role in driving Internet uptake, with 70% of OECD users accessing the Internet via mobile devices. In the EU28, the share of households choosing not to have Internet access at home because “access was not needed” (i.e. content was not useful or not interesting) dropped from 20% in 2006 to 6% in 2017.

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