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

>> April 4-5: 15th Meeting of the OECD-IDB Latin American and Caribbean Competition Forum in Managua, Nicaragua - Find the agenda and other relevant documents in English & Spanish here

>> March 23-24: Release of the OECD Revenue Statistics in Latin America and the Caribbean during the 29th Regional Seminar on Fiscal Policy organised by ECLAC in Santiago, Chile - Encuentra la información en español aquí

>> March 17: Argentina strengthens co-operation with the OECD via new Action Plan - Encuentra la información en español aquí

>> 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