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

ECONOMY: OECD growth slows slightly in Q4
GDP growth eased to 0.4% in real terms in the OECD area in the fourth quarter of 2016, from 0.5% in the third quarter, estimates show. US growth slowed sharply but GDP rose in Germany and France. It eased slightly in Italy and Japan, while UK growth was stable. For 2016 as a whole, real GDP grew by 1.7% in the OECD area, down from 2.4% in 2015.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:35:00 GMT
ITALY: Continuing with reforms essential for sustaining recovery
The Italian economy is emerging from a long recession, thanks to policy actions and reforms such as the Jobs Act. The latest OECD Economic Survey of Italy says that a people-centred focus should be maintained to enhance employment, skills, productivity and well-being, and underlines the importance of putting Italy’s banks on a sounder footing.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:27:00 GMT
DATA: New OECD Affordable Housing Database
Access to good and affordable housing has become a key challenge for many countries, with all too many people living in low-quality dwellings or facing housing costs they can ill afford, not to mention widespread housing shortages and homelessness. The new Affordable Housing Database can help policymakers address these problems.
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 14:25:00 GMT
SWEDEN: The economy shows resilience but faces challenges
The Swedish economy is growing strongly, with unemployment trending downwards (see chart) and living standards still among the highest in the world. However, further policy actions will be needed to address new challenges and continue to deliver inclusive, resilient and green growth, the latest OECD economic survey says.
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 12:00:00 GMT
PORTUGAL: Successful reforms underpin recovery
The Portuguese economy is recovering from a deep recession, thanks to a broad structural reform agenda that has led to rising growth, falling unemployment and progress in export performance. Maintaining momentum is crucial for addressing challenges and bringing about stronger and more inclusive growth, according to a new OECD report.
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 11:00:00 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