Mandate: - Summary Record of the 35th Session of the ICCP Committee held on 4-5 March 1999 [DSTI/ICCP/M(99)1]
- Summary Record of the 40th Session of the ICCP Committee held on 11‑12 October 2001 [DSTI/ICCP/M(2001)2]
- Summary Record of the 45th Session of the ICCP Committee held on 2‑3 October 2003 [DSTI/ICCP/M(2003)2]
- Summary Record of the 47th Session of the ICCP Committee held on 20-21 October 2004 [DSTI/ICCP/M(2004)2]
- Summary Record of the 50th Session of the ICCP Committee held on 9-10 March 2006 [DSTI/ICCP/M(2006)1]
- Summary Record of the 56th Session of the ICCP Committee held on 11-12 December 2008 [DSTI/ICCP/M(2008)3]
Extract from document [DSTI/ICCP/M(2008)3, Annex 2]
Working Party on the Information Economy (WPIE)
Terms of Reference
“The mandate of the Working Party on the Information Economy (WPIE) shall be:
The Working Party on the Information Economy (WPIE) shall be responsible for:
1. Analysing policy frameworks that: foster creativity and innovation; strengthen economic growth, productivity, sustainable development, employment and social benefits; contribute to tackling global challenges in areas such as the environment, health care, and ageing societies; and expand international economic development, in conjunction with high-speed information and communications networks and the growth of the information society.
2. Reviewing, analysing and evaluating economic and social impacts of the development, diffusion, application and use of information and communication technologies, products and services, in areas including electronic business and digital content, and undertaking related policy reviews.
3. Identifying factors that encourage the use of information and communications technologies, products and services, and their applications, in the economy and society; and developing tools for measurement and international comparison.
4. The Working Party shall maintain close working relationships with other relevant bodies within the OECD to ensure complementarity of efforts and effective use of resources. In the conduct of its work, the Working Party will also, as appropriate, draw on the views and expertise of non-members, international organisations and non-governmental stakeholders, and work with business, trade unions, civil society, and the Internet technical community within a framework of co-operation that promotes mutual understanding and participation.
5. Undertaking work as requested by the Committee and submitting the results for review on a regular basis, taking into account the objectives of the ICCP Committee.
6. Disseminating results and analysis produced by the Working Party; and where appropriate developing policy guidance and recommendations.
The mandate of the Working Party on the Information Economy shall remain in force until 31 December 2013, unless the ICCP Committee decides otherwise.”