Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)

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Background

The Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) is an international organization that brings together the governments of countries committed to democracy and the market economy from around the world. The 30 member countries include: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States

Mission

OECD brings together the governments of countries committed to democracy and the market economy from around the world to:

  • Support sustainable economic growth
  • Boost employment
  • Raise living standards
  • Maintain financial stability
  • Assist other countries' economic development
  • Contribute to growth in world trade

The Organisation provides a setting where governments compare policy experiences, seek answers to common problems, identify good practice and coordinate domestic and international policies. [3]

Headlines

HEALTH: New approach needed to tackle rising drug prices
The proliferation of rising drug prices is increasing pressures on public health spending and calling into question the pharmaceutical industry’s pricing strategies. Governments need to work with the industry to define a new approach to the development and use of new health technologies for delivering more affordable money treatments.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:08:00 GMT
MEXICO: Reforms bearing fruit, but more efforts needed to boost inclusive growth
Ambitious structural reforms and sound macroeconomic policies have strengthened the resilience of the Mexican economy despite a complex national scenario and challenging global conditions, but more can be done to boost productivity and ensure that growth is inclusive enough to achieve better living conditions for all, according to a new report.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:14:00 GMT
PISA: Singapore tops latest OECD PISA global education survey
Singapore outperforms the rest of the world in the OECD’s latest PISA survey, which evaluates the quality, equity and efficiency of school systems. The top OECD countries were Japan, Estonia, Finland and Canada.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:00:00 GMT
INNOVATION: Lower public R&D spending and protectionist risk may pose a threat
A decline in government funding of science and technology research in a number of countries could pose a threat to innovation just as global challenges like climate change and ageing populations demand solutions, according to a new OECD report.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:00:00 GMT
PENSIONS: Design of funded private pensions needs to be improved
Funded pension arrangements, in particular defined contribution ones, are playing a growing role in complementing retirement income from public sources in OECD countries and worldwide. However, their design needs to be improved, according to a new OECD report.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 12:00:00 GMT

Outcomes, Lessons Learned and Good Practices

Presentation Title Date
Climate Change Expert Group.pdf Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS): Technical, Institutional and Policy Lessons 2011-02-02

Resources

International Road Traffic and Accident Database (IRTAD)

In 1988, the OECD Road Transport Research Programme established the International Road Traffic and Accident Database (IRTAD) as a mechanism for providing an aggregated database, in which international accident and victim as well as exposure data are collected on a continuous basis. http://www.oecd.org/document/53/0,2340,en_2649_34351_2002165_1_1_1_1,00.html

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References

  1. http://www.oecd.org/pages/0,3417,en_36734052_37422912_1_1_1_1_1,00.html
  2. http://www.oecd.org/pages/0,3417,en_36734052_36761863_1_1_1_1_1,00.html
  3. About OECD http://www.oecd.org/pages/0,3417,en_36734052_36734103_1_1_1_1_1,00.html