The Policy Dialogue is an intergovernmental process involving OECD and Partner countries producing oil, gas, coal, minerals and metals. Membership is also open to OECD countries that have development co-operation strategies and programmes focused on natural-resource based development (associate members).
Countries involved in plenary meetings of the Policy Dialogue on Natural Resource-based Development so far: Algeria; Angola; Argentina; Australia; Austria; Belgium; Bolivia; Brazil; Burundi; Cameroon; Chile; Colombia; Czech Republic; Democratic Republic of Congo; European Union; Finland; France; Gabon; Germany; Ghana; Guinea; Indonesia; Italy; Japan; Kazakhstan; Korea; Liberia; Madagascar; Malaysia; Mali; Mauritania; Mexico; Mongolia; Morocco; Mozambique; Netherlands; Nigeria; Norway; Oman; Peru; Philippines; Russian Federation; Senegal; Slovenia; Somalia; South Africa; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; Tanzania; United Kingdom; United States; Uruguay; Zambia.
An Expert Advisory Board composed of representatives of international organisations and institutions has been established to catalyse efforts, promote effective collaboration, avoid duplication of work and fill the implementation gap. The International Monetary Fund, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, the World Bank and the World Economic Forum have formally joined the Expert Advisory Board.
Other stakeholders (private sector, civil society and think thanks with expertise on natural resources) are involved through regular multi-stakeholder consultations and their input sought in order to support the inter-governmental process and further advance the objectives of the programme. More specifically, extractive industries and industry associations are associated to the initiative through a Business Consultative Platform.
In line with the spirit of the OECD Strategy on Development, and given the cross-sectoral nature of the issues to be addressed, the Policy Dialogue has been designed as a horizontal, cross-directorate OECD initiative hosted by the OECD Development Centre, involving other relevant directorates that can contribute or lead in specific policy domains:
Finally, the Policy Dialogue is also a pilot member of the OECD Knowledge Sharing Alliance (KSA).