The OECD works on finding evidence-based solutions to a range of social, economic
and environmental challenges, promoting “Better Policies for Better Lives”. The global
spread of coronavirus in 2020 has made the commitment to this motto all the more relevant.
This edition of the OECD Secretary-General's Report to Ministers outlines the main
achievements of the OECD in 2019. It describes the OECD’s work on economics, employment,
education, health, inequalities, the environment, tax and many other fields in the
context of a rapidly changing world. It includes the activities of the Secretary-General
and his office, as well as those of OECD directorates, agencies, special entities
and advisory committees.
The OECD is one of the world’s largest and most trusted sources of comparable statistical
data and research. It is also a unique forum and knowledge hub for exchange of experiences,
best-practice sharing, and advice on public policies and global standard-setting.
This year will mark the 60th anniversary of the Organisation, and this will be the
opportunity to reflect on the past, and develop a vision for the future. More than
ever, we need evidence-based policies geared towards building societies and economies
that are more resilient, inclusive and sustainable.
Available from June 23, 2020Also available in: French