Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD-DAC)

Director of the Development Co-operation Directorate


 Jorge Moreira da Silva

Jorge Moreira da Silva
OECD Development Co-operation Directorate

Jorge Moreira da Silva is Director of the OECD's Development Co-operation Directorate since Novembre 2016.

Mr. Jorge Moreira da Silva is Director of the OECD’s Development Co-operation Directorate, which supports the work of the Development Assistance Committee and collaborates closely with other components of the Organisation's Development Cluster as well as with OECD-wide initiatives to support, inter alia, implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Since December 2015, Mr. Moreira da Silva has served as a Member of Parliament in Portugal, a Visiting Professor at Lisbon University, Vice President of the Executive Board of the Social Democratic Party, Portugal, and Chairman of the think-tank Platform for a Sustainable Growth. From 2013 to 2015, he was Portugal’s Minister of Environment, Energy and Spatial Planning. Prior to this Ministerial position, Mr. Moreira da Silva served as Senior Financial Advisor and Programme Manager Climate Change at UNDP’s Bureau for Development Policy (2009-2012); Senior Advisor to the President of Portugal (2006-2009); and Secretary of State for Science and Higher Education and Secretary of State for Environment and Spatial Planning (2003-2005). He served as a Member of the European Parliament and standing draftsman on climate change from 1999 to 2003.

Portuguese, Mr. Moreira da Silva holds a Master’s Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Universidade do Porto, and a postgraduate degree in Senior Management from the AESE-IESE Business School, Navarra University, Spain.