Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Organisation de coopération et de développement économiques (OCDE)

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Established 30 Sep 1961, Paris (France), by 'Convention on the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development -- Convention relative à l'Organisation de coopération et de développement économiques', signed 14 Dec 1960. Successor body to Organization for European Economic Cooperation (OEEC), set up 16 Apr 1948, Paris, in connection with the 'Marshall Plan'.


Help governments foster prosperity and fight poverty through economic growth and financial stability; help ensure that environmental implications of economic and social development are taken into account.

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2020 Livingstone, Zambia – IAOS Conference on Better Statistics for Better Lives

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Work is based on continued monitoring of events in member countries as well as outside OECD area, and includes regular projections of short and medium-term economic developments. Secretariat collects and analyzes data, after which committees discuss policy regarding this information. Council makes decisions, and then governments implement recommendations. Mutual examination by governments, multilateral surveillance and a peer review process through which the performance of individual countries is monitored by their peers, all carried out at committee-level. Representatives of the 34 OECD member countries meet in specialized committees to advance ideas and review progress in specific policy areas, such as economics, trade, science, employment, education or financial markets. Some 40,000 senior officials from national administration attend committee meetings each year to request, review and contribute to work undertaken by the OECD Secretariat. Organizes: Annual Council Meeting at Ministerial Level; Annual OECD Forum; other meetings. Instrumental in setting up: Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes; OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC); Round Table on Sustainable Development at the OECD.


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Relations with 46 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with 9 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 34 countries
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Subjects *

  • Economics
    • Economic
  • Development
    • Development
  • Solidarity
    • Cooperation

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal



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