The OECD & LAC

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.

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Latest and forthcoming events

>> March 16-17: 4th Meeting of the OECD-IDB Latin American Network of Good Regulatory Practices in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

>> March 2: Paraguay joins the OECD Development Centre as the Centre’s  11th┬ámember country from the LAC region

>> February 28Launch of the Integrity Review of Peru in Lima, Peru - Find the highlights of the review in Spanish here

>> January 16: Fernando Zavala, Prime Minister of Peru, visited the OECD on 16 January. He addressed the OECD Council, speaking about Peru's recent reforms and the success of the OECD-Peru Country Programme.

>> December 6: The Steering Group of the OECD Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Programme met in Santiago, Chile to discuss and approve activities for 2017-2018.

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