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OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2015

Innovation for growth and society

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Science, technology and innovation foster competitiveness, productivity and growth. Over 200 indicators in the OECD Science, Technology and Industry (STI) Scoreboard show how OECD and major non-OECD economies are starting to move beyond the crisis, increasingly investing in the future.

The charts and underlying data in the OECD STI Scoreboard 2015 are available for download and selected indicators contain additional data expanding the time and country coverage of the print edition.

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The growth and jobs challenge

The world today continues to feel the effects of the economic downturn seven years after the start of the crisis. In 2010, strong productivity growth signalled the start of a global recovery, however the pace of recovery has been unusually weak and labour productivity growth in the OECD area remains below pre-crisis levels. The failure to achieve a stronger cyclical upswing has had very real costs in terms of foregone employment, stagnant living standards in advanced economies, less vigorous development in some emerging economies, and rising inequality nearly everywhere (OECD, 2015a). The BRIICS (Brazil, the Russian Federation, India, Indonesia, the People’s Republic of China and South Africa) economies were affected by the global slowdown to a lesser extent, with productivity growing at over 6% in 2009-14, compared to 1% in the OECD area. In China, GDP per employee grew at around 9% a year, compared to the 11% annual growth enjoyed in 2002-07.

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