What's new

  • Costa Rica and Lithuania invited to open accession talks

    The next stage in the accession process will be the establishment of individual roadmaps. Accession talks will take place individually between the candidate countries and the OECD involving the committees with responsibility for the substantive aspects of the Organisation’s work.

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  • 2015 Economic Survey of China

    After three decades of extraordinary economic development, China is shifting to a slower and more sustainable growth path. Further reforms are now needed to ensure that future growth is resilient, inclusive and green, according to the OECD’s latest Economic Survey of China.

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  • Transforming African Economies

    An OECD working dinner was held in Davos, 22 January 2015, to engage in an informal exchange on challenges facing private stakeholders across the African continent. Discussions focused on interconnectedness, investment, and inclusiveness.

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The aim of the OECD’s Global Relations is to create a community of economies which are committed to best policy practices and to finding joint solutions for common challenges, guided by the Organisation’s evidence-based policy advice and standards. This engagement serves a mutual benefit, giving a platform to learn from each other’s policies.

Partners & regions


There has been steady progress over the last few years in the working relations with the Organisation’s five key partners: Brazil, China, India, South Africa, and Indonesia. We have also strengthened relations with many other partners, including through regional approaches.

>> See our work with the different regions

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22 April 2015 - The OECD and Ukraine signed an Action Plan for strengthening  co-operation to help tackle corruption, improve public governance and the rule of law, boost  investment and foster a dynamic business environment.