Perspectives on global development

DevCom - OECD Development Communication Network


DevCom banner 2017_full lenght


The OECD Development Communication Network (DevCom) is an international platform where governments find better ways to engage with citizens for sustainable development. Established 30 years ago, DevCom brings together communications and public affairs experts from the public, private and non-profit sectors to learn from one another and identify good practices.

Effective communications and public engagement have never been more important. In a complex political environment, development communicators need to rebuild public trust in international cooperation. In a rapidly evolving media landscape, they need to mobilise citizens into action for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Download the DevCom brochure for more information on the network and on how to become a member.

In Focus


Connecting Citizens with Sustainable Development, Discovery Lab at the OECD Forum (6 June 2017)

Does your neighbour know about the SDGs?, Development Matters blog by Felix Zimmermann (27 April 2017) 

A DevCom Peer Learning Hub for SDG Communicators, Discussion Note (November 2016)


Survey Data: What people know and think about SDGs (Policy Note, June 2017) 

Connecting Citizens with Sustainable Development OECD Forum, Paris, 6 June 2017
From left: Bathylle Missika, OECD Development Centre, Tatiana Landysheva, AIESEC International and Youth 4 Global Goals campaign, Ramiro Fernandez, Fundación Avina, Rasmus Kristensen, Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs




DevCom's publications, surveys and reports provide guidance on effective public engagment, based on latest analysis and case samples.

Publications available to download:

Click here for more publications

At DevCom’s regular events, participants share experiences and discuss latest trends in public attitudes to development, foreign aid and international co-operation. They meet innovators in communications and  and find partners for joint campaigns.



Click here for more events

Follow DevCom



Related Documents