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Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2009

November 2009 in Sharm el Sheikh marked the 5th annual meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) – a meeting convened under the auspices of the United Nations with the purpose of bringing together a wide range of groups to discuss matters of internet governance.

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OECD Virtual Worlds Study – Proposed ToC

The OECD may produce a report on virtual worlds. You are invited to comment on the proposed scope of this report.

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The OECD

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) (Organisation de coopération et de développement économiques, OCDE) is an organization of 30 countries that promotes policies that support the princples of representative democracy and a fee market economy.

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BERR-OECD 2009

the Virtual Policy Network organized themes and speakers for a a workshop on 11 March 2009 convened by the UK Government’s Department of Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) with OECD’s Committee for Information, Computer and Communications Policy (ICCP). The workshop examined the following themes:

  • How can virtual worlds contribute to innovation, to transformation of business, government and public services and to increasing transparency, improving innovative services delivery, and creating employment?
  • Should public policy frameworks be adapted to support governments, citizens, and businesses using virtual worlds to improve their performance? If so how?

Speakers included Mr Tom Watson MP (UK Minister for Digital Engagement).

A summary of the workshop can be downloaded here: http://www.virtualpolicy.net/_Downloads/OECD/IE(2009)_8_virtual worlds.pdf

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OECD Seoul Declaration for the Future of the Internet Economy

OECD Seoul Declaration for the Future of the Internet Economy

OECD Seoul Declaration for the Future of the Internet Economy

Wunsch-Vincent

Dr Sacha Wunsch-Vincent

Sacha Wunsch-Vincent is economist at the Science, Technology and Industry Directorate of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris. Previously, he was a Swiss National Science Fellow at the Berkeley Centre for Law & Technology (University of California) and a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for International Economics, in Washington, D.C. He has published and worked on newer generation trade and technology issues and has served as a consultant with a number of institutions such as the World Economic Forum, Hewlett Packard, the UN ICT Task Force, and the World Bank. He teaches international trade at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences-Po) and at the World Bank Institute. Sacha holds a Masters of International Economics (MERIT, University of Maastricht) and a PhD in Economics (University of St. Gallen).