The OECD has supported the work of the G20 on a wide range of issues, reflecting the OECD’s multidisciplinary expertise in public policy, in order to pursue strong, sustainable and balanced growth and promote inclusiveness.

You can view highlights and deliverables from our work in the following areas:


The G20 food and agriculture agenda aims to ensure stable access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food for everyone. The OECD played a critical role in the successful initiative of the French Presidency to establish the Agriculture Market Information System (AMIS) aimed at reducing food price volatility in 2011. Since then, the OECD has substantively contributed to the G20 work on fostering agriculture productivity sustainably and supported the group in the design of the Action Plan on Food Security and Sustainable Food System. 
The G20 has spearheaded a major overhaul of the international banking and prudential regulatory framework, adopted common standards and principles on financial consumer protection and financial education, and discussed the reform of the international financial architecture. The OECD has supported this agenda by sharing its expertise, notably in the realm of financial consumer protection, financial education and the management of international capital flows. 

The G20, through its Anticorruption Working Group established in 2010, is a leader in the global fight against corruption. The OECD has been actively engaged in assisting its efforts by supporting the development of tools to strengthen members’ legislative, regulatory and institutional frameworks to improve public sector integrity, fight foreign bribery, improve international co-operation and engage with the private sector.
The framework identifies the policies and the way G20 countries work together to generate strong, sustainable and balanced global growth. As a member of the G20 Framework Working Group (FWG), the OECD has contributed to its elaboration and supports the FWG by sharing experience and expertise in several structural reform areas, by monitoring the progress of their implementation and by suggesting avenues for further development (e.g. inclusive growth).  

The OECD has contributed extensively to the definition of the G20 development concepts, based on growth and resilience, as well as knowledge sharing and policy dialogues to benefit low-income countries. The OECD has made key contributions in the areas of infrastructure, human resource development, financial inclusion, food security and domestic resource mobilisation. 
The OECD has supported G20 work aimed at addressing the global investment “puzzle”, i.e. the coexistence of a difficult and incomplete post-crisis recovery of real productive investment and the short supply of long-term capital with an international financial system awash with liquidities.       


The OECD supports the G20 and its Employment Working Group by identifying relevant responses to the lingering and massive jobs crisis, and by developing strategies to promote a job-rich recovery and an inclusive labour market. Furthermore, the OECD has been instrumental for the development of the G20 inclusive growth agenda, which includes the Gender and Youth targets and the Jobs quality framework.

Since the London Summit in April 2009, the OECD has been the linchpin of a major overhaul of the international tax architecture, whose aim is fighting against tax evasion, ending bank secrecy and tax havens, as well as addressing massive tax avoidance by multinational corporations.


G20 presidencies have addressed issues related to the environment and energy sustainability from different angles. The OECD has supported the G20 in the many areas related to these issues, by sharing its expertise on green growth, private investment in clean and climate-resilient infrastructure, fossil fuel subsidies, energy regulation and climate finance.



At the height of the crisis, the G20 committed to refrain from implementing trade and investment protectionist measures, and to keep markets open. The OECD has been entrusted with the monitoring of this commitment. The Organisation has also contributed to the inception to the G20 trade agenda, including by informing G20 path-breaking discussions on Global Value Chains.