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The OECD works closely with many governments around the world through regional initiatives and activities in order to facilitate policy benchmarking and the exchange of good practices within and across regions.

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Partner countries' involvement in OECD work is mutually beneficial and essential for keeping the OECD inclusive and relevant. 

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Beyond the Organisation's 36 members, countries and economies may be invited to participate in Committees and other bodies through different types of partnerships. 

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The OECD co-operates closely with a large number of international organisations. The form of this co-operation varies, depending on the issues and circumstances, from jointly financed activities or publications, through formal or informal participation in each other’s events, to exchange of information and statistics. 

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At the annual OECD Ministerial Council Meeting, Secretary General Angel Gurria welcomed Presidents GrybauskaitÄ— and Santos to celebrate the accessions of Lithuania and Colombia to the OECD as 36th and 37th members of the organisation.

The OECD also strengthened engagement with partner countries by launching a Thailand Country Programme, starting to develop a joint work programme with South Africa and signing an MoU with Turkey to set up an OECD Istanbul Centre (read more here). The same week, Peru deposited its instrument of accession for the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and for the OECD’s Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters (MAAC) and Paraguay also signed the OECD's MAAC.

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