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DIGITAL ECONOMY OUTLOOK 2024
Embracing the Technology Frontier

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Digital Economy Outlook

ICT sector growth outpaces the total economy

The evolution of the digital technology ecosystem is driving economic and societal changes, with the information and communication technology (ICT) sector at its core proving dynamic and resilient in the face of economic headwinds.

New estimates find that the ICT sectors of OECD countries have significantly outperformed the growth of the broader economy over the past decade. The ICT sector grew about three times faster than the total economy across OECD countries in 2013-23, with an average growth rate of 7.6% in 2023.

As digital technologies like artificial intelligence, virtual reality and next generation networks permeate our lives and the economy, it is critical to unleash innovation responsibly, ensure that the benefits of these technologies are widely shared, and reduce the risks technological advances can pose to well-being and society.

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