Regional co-operation is an effective way to address various development challenges such as food and humanitarian crises and infrastructure. Intra-regional trade is also a key driver for economic growth and poverty reduction.
In order to facilitate more effective engagement and mutually beneficial collaboration with developing countries, the OECD Strategy on Development proposes applying “a clustering or regional approach through knowledge sharing, bringing together a group of countries – OECD Members and non-Members – that share similar structural features of policy challenges.”
The OECD works closely with many governments and regional organisations around the world. Its regional partners, including regional development banks and other international organisations, play a key role in facilitating the implementation of regional initiatives and activities.
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