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


  • #ClimateAction can change our lives for the better
    Acting now means we can improve our health, well-being and prosperity. By focusing on 5 sectors, we can tackle up to 90% of emissions. We have the knowledge and the tools to make it happen. We have the financial resources. It’s time to deliver on climate commitments. Explore the 25 actions that can get us on track by 2025. 

  • Ending child labour, forced labour and human trafficking in global supply chains
    Achieving commitments under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end child labour, forced labour and human trafficking requires that governments, business, the financial sector and civil society take strong action to address the root causes and determinants of these human rights violations. While global supply chains have the potential to generate growth, employment, skill development and technological transfer, they have also been linked to human rights violations and abuses.
  • Data at your fingertips: Environment at a Glance platform launched
    This new OECD platform for environmental indicators gives access to recent data through interactive graphics and provides trends on major environmental issues. The indicators help track environmental performance and compare country progress.

  • Innovation activities taking place in cities
    The OECD and Bloomberg Philanthropies are now working together to track the ways local governments around the world are investing in innovation in cities to tackle challenges they face. Innovation helps them create an ecosystem that promotes experimentation and creativity to improve the public welfare of residents in cities around the world.

  • 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.


  • OECD at the Un Climate Change Conference (COP25)
    This year's COP25 on the theme “Time for Action”, under the presidency of Chile, is focusing on how to restrict the rise of global temperatures to below 1.5 ºC. The OECD will be actively contributing to this important event through a series of side events, publications, and by taking part in a number of workshops, seminars and other events throughout the conference.
    2-13 December 2019, Madrid, Spain

  • 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
  • Virtual conference: Where next for global taxing rights? Technical and political analyses of the OECD tax reform hosted by the Tax Justice Network
    As urgent reshaping of the international tax system has risen up the geopolitical agenda, the OECD’s tax reforms announced in January 2019 are proceeding at a rapid pace. This conference will bring together international experts including speakers from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Intergovernmental Group of Twenty-Four (G24), the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) - represented by David Bradbury, Head of the Tax Policy and Statistics Division, and Ben Dickinson, Head of Global Relations and Development - and the Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation (ICRICT).
    11 December 2019, 13:00 – 17:30 GMT

  • Webinar on Adverse Outcome Pathways: assembling and evaluating weight of evidence and quantitative understanding
    This second webinar on Adverse Outcome Pathways (AOPs) will focus on the importance of weight of evidence in the process of developing AOPs, the types and lines of evidences assembled, examples demonstrating the lines of evidence and understanding why quantitative AOPs are developed. The AOP framework is a collaborative tool that applies an innovative approach for collecting mechanistic knowledge from various sources that can eventually support chemical safety assessment.
    15 January 2020, 1 pm (CET, Paris time) / 7 am (EST) 

  • OECD Competition Open Day
    The competition community is welcome to the second OECD Competition Open Day that will discuss Competition in the digital age, FinTech and Big Tech, Labour market and Merger control in dynamic markets.
    26 February 2020, OECD Headquarters, Paris, France

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