Israel is one of the many non-member economies with which the OECD has working relationships in addition to its 32 member countries. Since 1992, Israel has participated in many OECD activities.
The OECD Council at Ministerial level adopted a resolution on 16 May 2007 to open discussions with the Israel for its membership of the Organisation. On 3 December 2007, OECD countries approved the 'roadmap to accession of Israel for Israel, as well as four other prospective new members.
Israel values the opportunity to discuss major policy issues and challenges and to learn from the experiences of OECD countries facing similar challenges. The relationship also benefits OECD Members and non-OECD economies, who are increasingly engaged with Israel through trade and investment, and who have gained a better understanding of Israel as it has become a major actor in the globalised economy.
Areas of work
Israel participates in various policy areas including education, competition, science and insurance and pensions.
Israel’s participation in OECD general activities
Israel participates as an observer in some OECD Committees and various working groups. Israeli ministers have also attended a number of Ministerial Council Meeting dialogue sessions with non-OECD countries since 2002.