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.


Great Listeners Make Great Communicators


The SDG Communicator

‌Stories and advice to engage citizens for sustainable development.




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

  • Understanding Public Attitudes to Sustainable Development: Overview of International Surveys (Discussion Note, November 2017) 

  • Survey Data: What People Know and Think about the Sustainable Development Goals (Policy Note, November 2017)

  • Does your neighbour know about the SDGs? (Blog post, April 2017)

  • Survey Data:How DevCom members approach Digital Media (Presentation, May 2016)

  • Beyond Smiling Faces: How engaging with youth can help transform societies and achieve the SDGs (Policy Note, 2015)

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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 find partners for joint campaigns.


  • Annual Meeting 2019, Paris, 20 - 21 November

  • European Development Days 2019, DevCom meet-up, Brussels,19 June



  • Who’s on Board? Using Data to Understand SDG Audiences, Session at Global Festival for Action, Bonn, 22 March

  • DevCom Annual Meeting, Paris, 21 - 22 November


  • Listening Learning and Linking Up: DevCom Annual Meeting, Paris, 21 - 22 November

  • Engaging Everyone: Side Event at UN High Level Political Forum (HLPF), New York, 18 July

  • Connecting Citizens with Sustainable Development, Discovery Lab at the OECD Forum, 6 June


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