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
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.
- 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
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/pages/0,3417,en_36734052_37422912_1_1_1_1_1,00.html
- ↑ http://www.oecd.org/pages/0,3417,en_36734052_36761863_1_1_1_1_1,00.html
- ↑ About OECD http://www.oecd.org/pages/0,3417,en_36734052_36734103_1_1_1_1_1,00.html