Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)

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Background[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Economy: African growth slows, but rebound expected
Africa’s economic growth slowed from 3.4% in 2015 to 2.2% in 2016 due to low commodity prices, a weak global recovery and adverse weather affecting agriculture, according to the African Economic...
2017-05-22 09:35:00
Economy: Continued slowdown in productivity growth weighs down on living standards
The slowdown in productivity growth, already under way before the crisis, combined with sluggish investment, has continued to undermine rises in economic output and material living standards in man...
2017-05-18 12:08:00
Innovation: New technology still underused in business
Businesses should do more to adopt cutting-edge technologies, materials and processes if countries are to reap their full productive potential, a new report says. While governments should seize the...
2017-05-10 16:24:00
Skills: Countries can benefit from global economy by improving adult skills
By helping workers to acquire the right mix of skills countries can draw more benefit from global value chains and ensure that globalisation leads to new jobs and higher productivity, according to...
2017-05-05 17:20:00
Mining and supply chains: Smartphones are child’s play, but what about the child labour?
Did you know that your smartphone contains minerals that were likely mined by children? As the annual Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains gets under way 2 May, Roel Nieuwenkamp asks what can...
2017-05-02 09:50:00

Outcomes, Lessons Learned and Good Practices[edit]

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[edit]

International Road Traffic and Accident Database (IRTAD)[edit]

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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OECD Programs[edit]


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References[edit]

  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