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

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
TAX: Government revenues reach new high as the tax mix shifts further towards labour and consumption taxes
Tax revenues collected in advanced economies have continued to increase from last year’s all-time high, with taxes on labour and consumption representing an increasing share of total tax revenues, according to new OECD research.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:06:00 GMT
ECONOMY: Make better use of fiscal initiatives to escape low-growth trap
Expansionary fiscal initiatives and maintaining trade openness are needed to push the global economy out of today’s low-growth trap, according to the OECD’s latest Global Economic Outlook.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 09:47:00 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