For over 20 years, the OECD has been working closely with countries in Latin America and the Caribbean to facilitate policy dialogue and the dissemination of good practices in areas such as investment, education, inclusiveness, competition, good governance, anti-corruption and fiscal policy. 

Today, Chile and Mexico are members of the OECD, Colombia and Costa Rica are in the process of accession, Brazil is a key partner of the organisation and Peru has a specific programme of collaboration.

In January 2016, OECD members decided to strengthen co-operation with the region through the creation of an OECD LAC Regional Programme, which was launched on 1 June 2016 at the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting in Paris, under the Chairmanship of Chilean President Michelle Bachelet. The Programme aims to support the region in advancing its reform agenda along three key regional priorities: increasing productivity, advancing social inclusion, and strengthening institutions and governance.


Latest and forthcoming events

>> June: Launch of two new OECD publications on the Dominican RepublicOECD Development Pathways; Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development in the Dominican Republic on 22 June - en español aquí- and Better Service Delivery for Inclusive Growth in the Dominican Republic on 1 June - en español aquí

>> June 21: OECD LAC Regional Programme Newsletter now in Spanish/La newsletter del Programa Regional OCDE LAC disponible ahora en español - to subscribe to the Newsletter please click here

>> July 18: Launch of the Multi-dimensional Economic Survey of Argentina in Buenos Aires

>> July 21: Launch of the Multi-dimensional Review of Panama - Volume 1: Initial Assessment



OECD data on the LAC region