The OECD recognises the valuable contribution that civil society can make to the public policy-making process, and attaches great importance to the Organisation’s own consultation and dialogue with civil society organisations (CSOs). This continuing dialogue builds trust in public institutions and promotes public understanding of the benefits and challenges of global economic and social
Over the last decade, the OECD’s longstanding cooperation with business and labour through the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD (BIAC) and the Trade Union Advisory Committee (TUAC) has been complemented by growing co-operative activities with other CSOs, especially non-governmental organisations (NGOs).
This page provides you with a description of some of the OECD's work on the role of civil society in public policy-making and provides examples of the Organisation's co-operative activities with CSOs.
Recent initiatives and publications
The OECD Forum 2004, Health of Nations, tackled some of the key issues on the international policy agenda, such as the health of the global economy, the health of multilateral co-operation and the health of our citizens. The Forum is a multi-stakeholder summit which brings together leaders from business, government, labour and civil society, and takes place at the same time as the annual meeting of the OECD Council at ministerial level. It involves the participation of an important number of OECD and non-OECD Ministers.
An outline of our work
The OECD has undertaken work on the role of civil society in public policy-making
For further information
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