Civil society


  • Watch the OECD Forum 2019 webcast

    The OECD Forum has emerged as a major international conference where policies and ideas are shared between governments, business, civil society and academia. It was an opportunity to gain insights into the global trends shaping our societies and take part in exchanges addressing these challenges.

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  • Dialogue with civil society organisations (CSOs)

    Read the Framework for dialogue between the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) and civil society organisations (CSOs) whose goal is to offer CSOs a space to engage with and influence the DAC as well as for the DAC to leverage knowledge, capabilities and their role as advocates for fighting poverty and promoting gender equality, inclusion and sustainable development.

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  • I am the Future of Work

    A people powered initiative by the OECD, which aims to gather stories, insights and experiences about the way the world of work is changing, and the risks and opportunities it raises along the way. Workers, students, job seekers, employers, leaders are all the future of work. It is time to be part of the conversation: Have your say on what is your biggest hope for the future of work.

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Work with us

The OECD is committed to giving a voice to civil society stakeholders and helping ensure that their views are factored into the OECD’s work and hence making the OECD analyses stronger.

We engage with civil society through various ways: advisory committees that represent businesses and trade unions, regular consultations, as well as conferences and workshops where civil society organisations are welcome to contribute. Find out more.

Have your say:

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  • Partnerships: In light of the upcoming High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development convened under the auspices of ECOSOC in July 2019, we are calling for expressions of interest to partner with the OECD on a number of side events on Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development (PCSD) and SDG16 related themes including: The Governance Challenge of the SDGs, Access to Justice, Gender mainstreaming in public policy. Should you be interested in collaborating with the OECD in these areas and for further information, please contact us.

  • Toolkit: Launched in 12 July at the High Level Political Forum 2019 in New York, during a learning session co-hosted with Unitar, the Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development online toolkit aims to enable policy-makers, practitioners and stakeholders to use easily accessible guidance, tools and resources for strengthening their capacities to enhance policy coherence in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Discover the Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development online toolkit and comment on it

Next events:

  • OECD Blockchain Policy Forum
    The Global Blockchain Policy Forum is the only global, policy-focused event for blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies. The 2019 Forum will convene Ministers, senior decision-makers from the public and private sectors, experts, academics and other stakeholders to look at the policy implications of the technology in view of building an effective policy environment for blockchain innovation and adoption. It will also include a series of small workshops as well as a Govtech Start-up Showcase featuring entrepreneurs working on blockchain-based solutions for the delivery of government services and achieving policy objectives.
    12-13 September, Paris, OECD Headquarters, Paris, France

  • OECD Trust in Business Forum  
    The inaugural Trust in Business Forum brings together leaders from the private sector, government, trade unions, investors, academia and civil society organisations to discuss the changing role of business and develop solutions to strengthen trust in business. The two-day forum will address the following topics: the role of trust as a key driver for sustainable economic growth; strategies to strengthen trust: performance measurement, audit quality, trust beyond compliance; levelling the playing field: role of regulators, policy makers and the Board in building trust in business; developing solutions: for example, capacity building in SOEs; collective action in the energy sector; improved governance of professional services.
    1-2 October, OECD Headquarters, Paris, France
  • Workshop: Putting Well-being Metrics into Policy Action
    The last ten years have seen major advances in the measurement of well-being and sustainability. But how are these metrics being used to inform policy decisions? And how could standard policy analysis tools be adapted to take well-being evidence into account more systematically? This workshop will explore the challenges of more people-centred policy making. Participation to this event is by invitation only. 
    3-4 October 2019, OECD Headquarters, Paris, France
  • Metrics that Make a Difference: International Conference on the Policy Uses of Well-being and Sustainable Development Indicators in Latin America and the Caribbean
    This conference will bring together high-level policy makers together with statisticians, academics and civil society representatives to share perspectives from all stages of the policy process on how to maximise the use of multidimensional indicators for improving people’s lives. It will focus on the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) context and will also reflect on the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals, and the metrics that are necessary to operationalise this complex agenda in national planning and international cooperation strategies. Participation to this event is by invitation only.
    23-24 October 2019, Bogotá, Colombia

  • Pre-register to Building Resilience in Vulnerable Children
    Join us at the OECD on World Children’s Day for a programme including the report launch of Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Building Resilience in Vulnerable Children, key-note speakers and panel sessions. Experts, policy makers, practitioners and civil society will discuss the drivers of unequal outcomes for vulnerable children and the policy responses needed to help these children do better, in particular those living in poverty, in out-of-home care, with mental health difficulties, and in developing countries.
    20 November 2019, Paris, OECD Headquarters, Paris, France

  • Green Growth and Sustainable Development Forum
    The OECD will hold its 2019 Green Growth and Sustainable Development (GGSD) Forum on the theme of “Greening heavy and extractive industries: innovation and fiscal implications”. The Forum will address how the shift to a circular and low-carbon economy, which is required to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (among others) on Responsible Consumption and Production (SDG 12) and on Climate Action (SDG 13), might impact on future demand and business models of extractive and heavy industries, such as oil & gas, mining, steel and cement, and its fiscal implications. 
    26-27 November 2019, OECD Headquarters, Paris, France

  • OECD Local Development Forum
    The 2019 Forum will bring together hundreds of local development practitioners, entrepreneurs and social innovators to share good practices about how employment and skills programmes are meeting employer demand (especially SMEs), what’s being done to help people and places catch-up, and how social innovation can be leveraged to create an inclusive local economy. Registration will open in September.
    10-11 December 2019, Antwerp, Belgium

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