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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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1 July 2015 - In a historic visit by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to the OECD in Paris, the People’s Republic of China decided to enhance longstanding collaboration with the OECD and to join the OECD Development Centre. The visit, the first to the OECD by a Chinese State Leader, coincides with the 20th Anniversary of OECD/China relations as well as with China’s upcoming G20 Presidency in 2016.