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OECD Secretary-General addressing the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe  (photo: CoE)


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25-27 February 2015 - 3rd OECD Parliamentary Days

24 November 2014 - Remarks by the Deputy Secretary-General Mari Kiviniemi at the NATO Parliamentary Assembly

2 October 2014 - Meeting of the OECD Global Parliamentary Network, Paris

1 October 2014 - Secretary-General addresses the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) annual debate on OECD, Strasbourg - video

23-24 June 2014 - Meeting of the OECD Global Parliamentary Network, Mexico City

5-6 May 2014 - OECD Forum 2014, Paris

2-4 April 2014 - Global Forum on Public Governance - Women's Leadership in Public Life, Paris

17-21 March 2014 - OECD Integrity Week, Paris

5-7 February 2014 - OECD Parliamentary Days


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The OECD works with Parliamentarians through various channels:

OECD Global Parliamentary Network

In 2011, the Secretary-General created an OECD Parliamentary Network as a vehicle to further facilitate dialogue and improve the efficiency of information flow between the OECD and parliaments. Parliaments play a fundamental role in catalysing the voices of the voters into legislation. Through its Parliamentary Network the OECD aims to inform these policy debates with its cross-country data, evidence-based analysis and policy advice.

  • Many parliaments already nominated official parliamentary focal points.
  • Any interested (active) MPs and parliamentary staffers from OECD countries can become members of the Network.
  • MPs from other countries are invited to join as associate members.
  • The existing institutional relationships with parliamentary assemblies and organisations will be integrated into the Network.


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Collaboration with other parliamentary assemblies and networks

The OECD has longstanding relationships with:

  • Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), which annually debates the work of the OECD. (more...)
  • NATO Parliamentary Assembly. Since 1976, members of the Economics and Security Committee of the NATO PA meet with the OECD Secretariat in Paris to learn more about the OECD's work. Parliamentarians from non-NATO OECD countries have been invited to this meeting since 2001 (Speech by the Secretary-General and Speakers' presentations from 2013 meeting).
  • The OECD also co-operates more informally with other parliamentary organisations and networks.


  • International Parliamentary Seminars. OECD International Parliamentary Seminars are open to MPs from OECD member and other countries to disseminate the OECD’s work to MPs and to obtain their views on OECD policy analysis. (Calendar of Events...)
  • Visits and Seminars Programme. Over the course of the year, the Visits/Seminars Programme works in conjunction with member country delegations to arrange briefings on the OECD for parliamentarians at the OECD headquarters.

National parliamentary outreach

OECD Centres conduct outreach to parliaments in their capitals on an on-going basis. The Secretary-General and the Deputy Secretary-Generals frequently meet with MPs when they visit member and other countries.

Other channels of contact with Parliamentarians

  • OECD Directorates. Each OECD Directorate maintains contacts with individual MPs in member countries. Research for Economic Surveys and other country studies often include discussions with parliaments. The OECD Working Party of Senior Budget Officials has created a network of parliamentary budget officials that meets annually.
  • OECD Forum. Parliamentarians are regularly invited to the OECD Forum.

Calendar of Events


25-27 February, Paris

3rd OECD Parliamentary Days


24 November, The Hague OECD Deputy Secretary-General Mari Kiviniemi addresses the NATO Parliamentary Assembly
2 October, Paris Meeting of the OECD Global Parliamentary Network, Paris
1 October, Strasbourg  Secretary-General addresses the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) annual debate on OECD, Strasbourg - video
23-24 June, Mexico City Meeting of the OECD Global Parliamentary Network, hosted by the Mexican Chamber of Deputies, Mexico City
5-7 February, Paris OECD Parliamentary Days - a series of events for parliamentarians including an International Parliamentary Seminar 


26 November, Brussels Remarks by the Secretary-General at the European Parliament ECON Committee
19 November, Paris OECD Participation (Deputy Secretary-General Yves Leterme) in a hearing of the French Senate's Commission des Affaires européennes
15 November, Brussels European Parliament Policy Hub - OECD assessment of the Global Agricultural Outlook for 2013-2022
2 October, Paris OECD High-level Parliamentary Seminar
1 October, Strasbourg Secretary-General addresses the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) annual debate on OECD 
10 July, Brussels OECD participation in a workshop of the European Parliament Committee on Development on Policy Coherence for Development
3 July, Paris Participation of Pascal Saint-Amans, Director of the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration in a hearing of the French Senate's Commission d'enquête sur le rôle des banques et des acteurs financiers dans l'évasion des capitaux
18 June, Brussels European Parliament, Committee on International Trade - Presentation on Trade in Value Added by Ken Ash, Director of the OECD Trade and Agriculture Directorate 
17-18 June, Stockholm OECD High-Level Parliamentary Seminar, hosted by the Swedish Parliament - "From Economic Turbulence to Inclusive Growth: Lessons from the Nordic Model?"
11 June, London Participation of Pascal Saint-Amans, Director of the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration in a hearing of the Committee on Economic Affairs, House of Lords
6 June, Paris Meeting of the PACE Political Affairs and Democracy Sub-Committee on OECD and EBRD with the OECD
16 April, Strasbourg OECD Deputy Secretary-General Richard Boucher addresses the European Parliament Conference of Delegation Chairs
27 February, Paris OECD annual meeting with Economics and Security Committee of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (Speech by the Secretary-General and Speakers' presentations)
21-22 February, Ottawa 5th Annual Meeting of OECD Parliamentary Budget Officials and Independent Fiscal Institutions
21 February, Brussels OECD participation in European Parliament workshop on "Better Avoidance of Conflicts of Interest: EU Agencies and Other Bodies Moving Forward"
21 February, Paris Participation of the Secretary-General in "La matinale de l'économie de l'Assemblée Nationale" - speech (in French)
20 February, Paris Participation of Pascal Saint-Amans, Director of the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration in a hearing of the Commitee on Finance of the French Senate
11-13 February, Paris OECD Parliamentary Days. A series of events for parliamentarians including a High-Level Parliamentary Seminar - Speech by the Secretary-General
4 February, Seoul Meeting of the Secretary-General with the Vice-Chairman and members of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea
8 January, Mexico OECD National Parliamentary Seminar, Mexican Senate



7 November, The Hague, Netherlands

Dutch Senate – Deputy Secretary General Pier Carlo Padoan Lecture: “From crisis management to global sustainable growth”
5-6 November, Paris

Seminar for Swiss Parliamentarians on OECD Tax Issues

4 October, Paris

OECD High-level Parliamentary Seminar - Speech by the Secretary-General and speaker's presentations

3 October, Strasbourg

Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) annual debate on OECD (Speech by the Secretary-General)

28 September, Paris
Parliament of Victoria, Australia – Visit of Public Accounts and Estimates Committee
10 September, Santiago, Chile Chilean Chamber of Deputies: OECD participation in seminar on law evaluation
10-11 September, Helsinki Meeting of the Political Affairs and Democracy Committee of the PACE (OECD participation)
4-5 July, Martigny, Switzerland Parliament of Switzerland – OECD presentations at a seminar on fiscal policy of the Swiss Parliamentary Finance Committees
27 June, Paris Visit of a delegation of the European Parliament Directorate-General for External Policies to the OECD

4 June, Brussels

Participation of the Chief of Staff and G20 Sherpa, Gabriela Ramos, in a special EP event: "G20: An accountable agenda?"

30 May, Paris

Participation of OECD Deputy Secretary-General Yves Leterme in a meeting of the Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy of the PACE

11-13 April, Marseille

Participation of OECD Deputy Secretary-General Richard Boucher in the NATO Parliamentary Assembly's joint 79th Rose-Roth and Special Mediterranean Group Seminar

26-27 March, Brussels

Visit of the OECD Secretary-General to the European Parliament: Exchange of views with the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (see video and read the speech by the Secretary-General) and Meeting with European Parliament President Martin Schulz.

22 March, Paris

OECD participation in hearing on “Overcoming the crisis and its effects” of the Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development of the PACE

21 March, Rome

Parliament of Italy – OECD presentation on “Perspectives on Global Development 2012: Social Cohesion” in a workshop hosted by the Italian Chamber of Deputies, in collaborations with the Centro Studi di Politica Internazionale (CeSPI) and the Osservatorio di Politica Internazionale.

8-9 March, Santiago, Chile

High-Level Parliamentary Seminar (see speaker's presentations)

23-24 February, Paris

Fourth Annual Meeting of OECD Parliamentary Budget Officials and Independent Fiscal Institutions

20 February, Paris

Parliament of Germany  - Visit of the Committee on Education, Research and Technology Assessment

10 February, Paris

OECD annual meeting with Economics and Security Committee of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (Speech by the Secretary-General and (Speakers' presentations)

30 January, Paris

Parliament of Denmark - Visit of the Tax Committee

25 January, Paris

Parliament of Chile - Visit of delegation from Chamber of Deputies

25 January, Berlin

Parliament of Germany – OECD presentation on “The Effects of the Introduction of Tuition Fees on the Willingness to Study in Germany” in the Committee on Education, Research and Technology Assessment

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