Rest of the world (for R&D data)


In the context of R&D statistics, the rest of the world (formerly referred to as ‘Abroad’) includes:
• All institutions and individuals without a location, place of production or premises within the economic territory on which or from which the unit engages and intends to continue engaging, either indefinitely or over a finite but long period of time, in economic activities and transactions on a significant scale;
• All international organisations and supranational entities including facilities and operations within the country’s borders.

Data source

R&D surveys.

Source definition

OECD (2015), Frascati Manual 2015: Guidelines for Collecting and Reporting Data on Research and Experimental Development.


To break down R&D expenditure by source of funds.