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

July - August OECD LAC Regional Programme Newsletter now available in English and Spanish La newsletter del Programa Regional OCDE LAC de julio y agosto ahora disponible en inglés y español - to subscribe to the Newsletter please click here


>> July 27: Release of the OECD Multi-dimensional Economic Survey of Argentina in Buenos Aires - Find the Executive Summary and the press release here - Encuentra el resumen ejecutivo y la nota de prensa en español aquí

>> July 31: Release of OECD report on Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development (IPPMD) in Costa Rica - Find the press relase here - Encuentra esta publicación y la nota de prensa en español aquí

>> August 1: Release of the OECD Tax Policy Review Costa Rica 2017 - Find the press relase here - Encuentra también esta publicación y el comunicado de prensa en español

>> August 3: Launch of the publication Education in Costa Rica with the presence of the President of Costa Rica, Luis Guillermo Solís in San Jose, Costa Rica - Find the press relase here

>> August 3: The OECD Development Center launched the Youth Well-being Policy Review of Peru study - Learn more about this proyect here - Encuentra el estudio en español



OECD data on the LAC region