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Digital economy: Unequal access and usage could hamper potential

The internet is faster, cheaper and more widely accessible than ever, and usage of digital tools is growing. But progress is uneven. Broadening access to digital opportunities and helping those lagging behind to catch up would increase the benefits of the digital transformation, according to the ...

Gender: Girls’ leadership matters!

When someone asks me to describe an ideal girl, in my head, she is a person who is physically and mentally independent, brave to speak her mind, treated with respect just like she treats others, and inspiring to herself and others. But I know that the reality is still so much different. By Alda, 18, ...

Telecommunications: Mexico reforms bring sharply lower prices

Since Mexico embarked on reforming its telecommunications market in 2013, the results can be summarised in a phrase: price drop, revenue up. In fact, as this OECD Observer article points out, Mexicans now enjoy among the lowest-cost mobile services in the OECD area. By Verena Weber, OECD Directorate ...

Gender: Progress on equality far too slow

Countries need to do much more to close gender gaps worldwide, as very little progress has been made since the 2012 OECD report Closing the Gender Gap Now, with the median female worker earning almost 15% less than her male counterpart, on average, across the OECD, according to The Pursuit of Gender ...

Entrepreneurship: Business creation picking up

Entrepreneurial activity appears to be recovering from the crisis as new data show that the number of new businesses created has been rising in most OECD countries. At the same time, the number of bankruptcies has fallen back to pre-crisis levels in most of the economies surveyed, the latest ...