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: China should focus on financial risks and structural reform
As the Chinese economy matures to a slower but more sustainable growth path, policy efforts should focus more on efficiency, stability and inclusiveness, the latest OECD Economic Survey of China says. The report projects that China will remain the driver of global growth for the foreseeable future.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Environment: New Zealand faces pollution and climate pressures
New Zealanders normally enjoy a clean environment and access to pristine wilderness. However, the country’s growth model, based largely on exploiting natural resources, is starting to push environmental limits, with increasing greenhouse gas emissions and water pollution, a new report warns.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:00:00 GMT
Economy: Growth-oriented policy agenda should benefit all workers and households
Inclusiveness should be a prime objective of growth-oriented policies, alongside productivity and employment, says this year’s Going for Growth report. The report provides a comprehensive assessment of policy reforms that can be packaged together to drive long-term growth, competitiveness and jobs.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:00:00 GMT
Economy: Spain enjoys recovery, but must foster more inclusive growth
The Spanish economy is enjoying a robust recovery from a deep recession, with a gradual decline in unemployment. But with high levels of poverty and unemployment, further efforts to promote investment and improve skills are needed to boost productivity and inclusive growth, the latest Economic Survey of Spain says.
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Germany: Promoting well-being among families
A more even sharing of responsibilities between partners not only improves work/life balance but family well-being too, a new report argues. Dare to share: Germany’s Experience Promoting Equal Partnership in Families views the challenges from an international perspective and recommends policies for improving the well-being of children and parents.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:02:00 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