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  • Skills in Ibero-America: Insights from PISA 2012

    Education and skills foster economic growth, social inclusion and strong institutions. This is particularly relevant for Ibero-American countries, where numerous economic and social challenges can be linked directly to the poor quality of education and low skills development.

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  • Competitiveness in South East Europe

    This new Policy Outlook benchmarks six SEE economies and calls for structural reforms to boost competitiveness, jobs and growth in South East Europe.

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  • SME Policy Index: Eastern Partner Countries 2016

    A series of six country dissemination events in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine is taking place between January and April 2016. A courtesy non-official OECD translation of the report has been made available for download.

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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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26 February 2016 - Centered on the theme "Competitiveness for Growth in South East Europe", this event was structured around the release of the OECD flagship publication Competitiveness in South East Europe: A Policy Outlookthematic roundtable discussions with regional experts, and the release of two Policy Handbooks on sector competitiveness in Tourism and Food and Beverage Processing.