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The Internet Economy on the Rise

Progress since the Seoul Declaration

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This publication reviews progress made since the 2008 OECD Seoul Declaration for the Future of the Internet Economy and identifies areas for future work. Seven themes are addressed in the work as follows:

  1. High-speed infrastructure
  2. Digital content and green ICTs
  3. The development of smarter applications
  4. Cybersecurity and privacy
  5. Consumer empowerment and protection
  6. An open Internet economy
  7. Global participation for development.

Overall, the review shows that the Internet economy has now reached a point where it has become a new source of growth, with the potential to boost the whole economy, to foster innovation, competitiveness and user participation, and to contribute effectively to the prosperity of society as a whole.

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Global participation in the Internet economy

This chapter looks at key elements of the Internet economy, as well as new developments and innovation models, and how these can contribute to the development of the Internet economy in developing and emerging countries. It also looks at the skills that are already available and those that are needed.

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