The OECD Multi-Dimensional Country Reviews are underpinned by a conceptual framework which promotes a holistic understanding of development and advocates policy advice based on a diagnostic assessment of multiple dimensions rather than along sectoral lines.

The OECD Multi-Dimensional Country Review process is composed of three distinct phases with a duration of each 6 months. The outputs of a complete Review are three reports and multiple workshops, with ongoing monitoring and evaluation.

Phase I - Diagnosis and identification of binding constraints.

Phase II - In-depth analysis of key binding constraints for development and policy recommendations.

Phase III - Support the government to turn these recommendations into a concrete strategy.


In this phase, diagnosis of development outcomes and drivers serves to identify the binding constraints to development. MDCR emphasise the importance of prioritizing public policy action in a few critical areas, hence two or three issues identified as binding constraints to development are examined in greater depth (linkages, trade-offs, synergies across policies). The selected areas should hold the key to kick-starting or accelerating development and can be unlocked by sound public policy action. A series of policy recommendations is elaborated for each issue area.

This phase focuses on ensuring recommendations are implementable and translatable into applicable and coherent development strategy. A strong focus is placed on enhancing ownership and facilitating dialogue. The necessary background for adopting those policy sets is also considered (relevant legislation, institutional and political economy constraints).


A 10-day mission
•Multiple bilateral interviews
•One participatory workshop : visioning exercice
A 10-day mission
•Multiple bilateral interviews
•One participatory workshop: scenarios exercice
A 5-day mission
•Expert meetings
•Multiple bilateral interviews
•Participatory workshops: governmental learning

Research and analysis
•Benchmarking tool and evaluation of the country’s performance given a set of key indicators
•Well-being framework adapted to emerging and developing country perspectives
•Macroeconomic assessment
•Governance assessment
Research and analysis
•The use of various OECD tools to analyse in depth the binding constraints indentified in Phase I
Research and analysis

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