Development Centre

We help developing countries and emerging economies find innovative policy solutions to promote sustainable growth, reduce poverty and inequalities, and improve people’s lives. We facilitate a policy dialogue between governments, involving public, private and philanthropic actors. Countries from Africa, Asia and Latin America participate as full members in the Centre, where they interact on an equal footing with OECD members.

Social Institutions and Gender Index 2019

Brussels, 7 December 2018

The most comprehensive global database of discriminatory laws and social norms hampering gender equality has just been updated. With 120 countries ranked, 180 country notes and a new policy reform simulator.

Perspectives on Global Development 2019

Incheon, Korea, 29 November 2018

Developing nations in the 21st century have to invent their own, original pathways to greater well-being and sustainability. The time has come to rethink international co-operation and foster more effective exchanges of social and human capital.

Revenue Statistics in Asian and Pacific Economies

29 november, 2018

While tax revenues have increased in a majority of Asian and Pacific economies over the last decade, only three out of the 16 economies increased their tax-to-GDP ratios between 2015 and 2016 compared to nine in the previous year.

Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India 2019

Singapore, 12 November 2018

GDP growth in Emerging Asia is expected to come in at 6.1% in 2019-23, fuelled by domestic demand. But smarter transportation is critical for limiting traffic congestion and sustaining that growth.

Revenue Statistics in Africa 2018

Paris, 31 October 2018

Providing internationally comparable data for 21 participating countries, the report finds that the average tax-to-GDP ratio was 18.2% in 2016, the same level as in 2015, which represents a strong improvement from 13.1% in 2000.

The 18th International Economic Forum on Africa

Paris, 31 October 2018

The African Continental Free Trade Area could bring about a single market of 1.2 billion people. Will the freer movement of people, ideas, and goods and services stimulate development? Join the discussion, register now!

Development in Transition

Paris, 1 October 2018

There is more to development than income levels. What are the implications? Development in transition is about rethinking development, reshaping international co-operation and improving lives.

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About the Development Centre

The creation of the OECD Development Centre was proposed by US President John F. Kennedy in an address to the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa on 17 May 1961. Development Centre membership is open to both OECD and non-OECD countries.

Members set the programme of work and budget of the OECD Development Centre through its governing board and finance the Centre. The Centre co-operates closely with the other parts of the OECD - particularly those also working on development - and the Development Assistance Committee (DAC). More information

The creation of the OECD Development Centre was proposed by US President John F. Kennedy in an address to the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa on 17 May 1961.