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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Global value chains

The digital transformation affects all industries – including both manufacturing and services – albeit at different speeds and scales. The extent to which digital-intensive industries are integrated into global value chains (GVCs) can be measured by tracking the origins of value added embodied in final demand. Estimates of foreign value added in domestic demand highlight the importance of production activities abroad in producing final goods and services for domestic consumers, both directly (through imports of final goods and services for consumption) and indirectly (as a component of domestic output consumed locally).



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