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DevCom - OECD Development Communication Network


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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.


Further Reading

Summary of the DevCom Discovery Lab : Connecting Citizens with Sustainable Development, OECD Forum (6 June 2017)

Blog post : "Does your neighbour know about the SDGs?" by Felix Zimmermann (Development Matters, 27 April 2017) 

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

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




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

Publications available to download:

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  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.



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