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.

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  • 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


  • Recommendation on Ending Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment (SEAH) in Development Co-operation and Humanitarian Assistance
    The Recommendation on Ending Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment (SEAH) in Development Co-operation and Humanitarian Assistance developed by the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) is the first of its kind to set standards for national development agencies and implementing partners to prevent and respond to SEAH. Secretary-General Gurría launched the Recommendation during a UNGA High-level Round Table, co-hosted by Sida and the EU.

  • Total aid to and through Civil Society Organisations


    A new OECD digital dashboard shows a comprehensive breakdown of the total aid to and through Civil Society Organisations, the composition of aid according to sector, as well as the geographical relationships of recipients and donors.

  • SDG Financing Lab:
    The SDG Financing Lab is an OECD-led initiative that strives to inform decision makers and policy leaders on SDG financing. Realising that there is no global statistics available on financing the SDGs, the lab offers innovative solutions to quantify the contribution of different actors to the 2030 Agenda. The Lab has its origins from the 2017 DAC High Level meeting: “A New DAC: Innovation for the 2030 Agenda”, calling to develop innovative tools and to fasten responses to development cooperation challenges. The first product of the Financing Lab – the SDG tracker – uses artificial intelligence to link official aid to the SDGs. It allows mapping the financial contributions of bilateral providers, multilateral organisations, or philanthropies. Based on the OECD CRS database, the platform presents the results so you can visualise the flows either from the providers or from the recipients’ perspective.


  • Green Talks Live - Taxing Energy Use 2019: Using taxes for climate action
    Global energy consumption rose strongly in 2018 along with energy-related CO2 emissions, reaching a new all-time high. This is disconcerting, as meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement will require deep cuts in emissions. Taxing polluting sources of energy is an effective way to curb emissions that harm the planet and human health. Where do countries stand in deploying energy and carbon taxes to reach environmental and climate goals? How can governments step up efforts? Join Jonas Teusch from the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration on 15 October at 16:00 CEST to discuss the key findings from the OECD publication, Taxing Energy Use 2019, which presents new and original data on energy and carbon taxes in OECD and G20 countries, and in international aviation and maritime transport.
    15 October 2019, 16:00-17:00 (CEST)
  • 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, organised by the OECD in partnership with the European Commission, ECLAC, DANE, DNP and the Universidad del Rosario, 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. It is being undertaken as part of the EU Facility on Development in Transition in Latin America and the Caribbean. Participation to this event is by invitation only.
    23-24 October 2019, Bogotá, Colombia

  • OECD Forum on Green Finance and Investment
    This pioneering annual event convenes leading actors across the green finance community to help catalyse and support the transition to a green, low-emissions and climate-resilient global economy.
    29-30 October 2019, Paris, France

  • 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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