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The OECD works with governments (and other stakeholders) to analyse and compare data to predict future trends, understand what drives economic, social and environmental change, and set international standards. As of 2022, the OECD has 38 Member countries.

The OECD also considers issues related to the Internet Economy. At events including

In a number of committees and working parties, the OECD has examined a range of topics relating to the economic and social impact of the Internet.


The RIPE NCC is one of the founding members of the Internet Technical Advisory Committee (ITAC), which was officially recognized by OECD Council on 15 January 2009. As one of the Advisory Committees upon which the OECD relies for input and advice (including Business, Civil Society and Trade Unions Advisory Committees), the ITAC brings together the counsel and expertise of technically-focused organisations to assist the OECD and its Member countries in formulating policy for the Internet economy.

The ITAC membership consists of more than 20 organisations from around the world, including the five RIRs, the Internet Society, the W3C and ICANN.

The ITAC primarily contributes primarily to the work of the OECD Committee for Information, Computer and Communications Policy (ICCP) and its specific working parties such as the Working Party on Communications and Infrastructure Services Policy (CISP), the Working Party on Information Economy and the Working Party on Information Security and Privacy (WPISP).


  • Publications / News
    Internet Governance and the RIPE NCC: the Year Ahead

    Internet governance is an important area of resource investment for the RIPE NCC. This article looks at some of the major Internet discussions taking place in 2013. Under an over-arching goal of ensuring the informed development of public policy relating to the Internet, the RIPE NCC has a number of areas of priority over the coming 12 months.

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    OECD Welcomes Formation of The Internet Technical Advisory Committee (ITAC)

    Press Release | Paris, France, 23 March 2009 Formation of ITAC Set To Safeguard Internet Development and Innovation Through Multi-stakeholder Internet Governance OECD Recognition for Open Industry Dialogue as a Driver for Safe and Effective Internet Development The Organisation for Economic Co-ope

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    IPv6 at the OECD Ministerial Meeting, Seoul, June 2008

    24 September 2008 - A key goal of the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) at the OECD Ministerial Meeting in Seoul was raising awareness of IPv4 depletion and IPv6 deployment issues. As well as discussing the existing IP address distribution system, of which the RIRs are a key part, the event was an

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    RIPE NCC Attends OECD Ministerial Meeting

    On 17-18 June 2008, the RIPE NCC joined together with its industry partners to form the Internet Technical Community (ITC) and attended the OECD Ministerial Meeting on the Future of the Internet Economy in Seoul, South Korea.

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    Regional Internet Registries to Appeal for IPv6 Investment at OECD Conference on “The Future of the Internet Economy”

    The longer investment is deferred, the greater the risk of Internet growth slowing down and additional costs being incurred Danger of arrested development: The cost of migrating the Internet infrastructure to IPv6 will be significant, but the cost of not making this investment will end up being far higher.

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