Development Centre

OECD Development Centre: Building societies where everyone can find a place


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Welcome to the OECD Development Centre

The Development Centre occupies a unique place within the OECD and in the international community. It is a forum where countries come to share their experience of economic and social development policies. The Centre contributes expert analysis to the development policy debate. The objective is to help decision makers find policy solutions to stimulate growth and improve living conditions in developing and emerging economies.

Want to know more about our work? Read our Brochure


The Development Centre and the OECD

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).


 Policy dialogue

As a forum for dialogue, the Development Centre links OECD members with developing and emerging economies and brings together development partners. To foster open debate and creative policy solutions, participants in the Centre events are invited in their personal capacity. Topics for dialogue are drawn from the work programme and reflect members’ priorities.


Policy analysis

The Development Centre’s work programme captures current and nascent issues in interdependence and development. Research and dialogue covers questions impacting on development strategies. A small core of staff experts, together with colleagues from the OECD and partner countries, produces and directs work based on the priorities of the developing world and its relationship with OECD economies.




The involvement of a wide variety of partners enriches the Development Centre’s work. That includes : 

  • Policy makers
  • Civil society
  • Inter-governmental organisations
  • International financial institutions
  • Research institutions
  • Private sector


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Follow Mario Pezzini - Director of the Centre


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  1. Register with MyOECD or Login to MyOECD  if you already have an account
  2. Make sure the "Development" theme is checked
  3. Under "Newsletters", select "Development Centre News" (bottom of the second page of the registration process), then click "Submit".

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 Contact the Development Centre


  • Telephone: + 33 (0)1 45 24 82 00 (OECD Switchboard)
  • Media contact: Ms. Bochra Kriout : + 33 (0)1 45 24 82 96 email:
  • Fax: + 33 (0)1 44 30 61 49
  • Office address:
    46, quai Alphonse le Gallo, 92100 Boulogne Billancourt, France (View in map)
  • Mail address:
    2, rue Andre-Pascal, 75775 Paris Cedex 16, France


How to get to the Development Centre

The Centre sits at 46, quai Alphonse le Gallo, 92100 Boulogne Billancourt, France (View in map)


Arriving with public Transport: (Consult the RATP website)

From Pont de Saint-Cloud (about 10 minuts walk to Centre):  

  • Metro line 10 - Direction Boulogne – get off at the last station, Boulogne – Pont de Saint-Cloud. From there walk to the Centre.
  • Bus lines 52, 72, 126, 160, 175, 467 - get off at Pont de Saint-Cloud bus stop. From there walk to the Centre.
  • Tramway line T2 -  get off at Parc de Saint-Cloud tramway Station. From there walk to the Centre (15 minuts)

From Pont de Sèvres (about 15 minutes walk to Centre):

  • Metro line 9 - Direction Pont de Sèvres, get off at the last station, Pont de Sèvres. From there walk to the Centre.
  • Bus lines 169, 171, 179, 279, 291 - get off at Pont de Sèvres bus stop. From there walk to the Centre.


Arriving with a car: take the D1 highway 





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