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The OECD work with Latin America and the Caribbean is characterized by strong partnerships and complementarity with regional organisations. The OECD brings policy analysis expertise and identified best policy practices to the table, while regional organisations provide region-specific knowledge and capacity to develop concrete projects. Close co-operation with leading regional organisations is a key feature of the new OECD LAC Regional Programme



The Economic Commission for
Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)


ECLAC is one of the five regional commissions of the United Nations. It has supported and contributed to the OECD’s work with the region for many years. The OECD regularly partners with ECLAC to produce its flagship annual regional publication, the Latin American Economic Outlook (LEO), as well as other regional studies. ECLAC also participates actively in the LAC Initiative through the different regional policy networks.

The Inter-American Development

Bank (IDB)

The IDB is a co-organiser of the LAC Economic Forum in Paris, as well as the Latin American and Caribbean Competition Forum and Network of LAC Senior Budget Officials, and participates in the majority of the OECD-LAC regional policy networks. In addition, the OECD and the IDB have a common agenda on productivity policies and how Latin American economies can avoid the middle-income trap.

The Development Bank of Latin America (CAF)

CAF has partnered with the OECD since 2011 to produce the Latin American Economic Outlook (LEO). CAF is also a prominent partner and participant in OECD LAC regional policy networks, co-organising the meetings of the LAC Network on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises and participating regularly in the International Network on Financial Education (INFE) and the LAC Water Governance Network.

The Organization of American

States (OAS)

The OAS collaborates with the OECD in the framework of the LAC Anti-Corruption Programme, the LAC Water Governance Network, and in the publication of the International Migration in the Americas report. 

The Ibero-American Secretariat (SEGIB)

SEGIB organises the Ibero-American Summit and has served as the venue for the presentation of the Latin American Economic Outlook (LEO) every year since 2007, providing opportunities for the OECD to interact with partner countries and regional international organisations. SEGIB, along with ECLAC and the OECD, jointly organise the Ibero-American Network on Fiscal Policy, which seeks to share statistics, reforms and good practices in the field of fiscal policies. 

Programme for Social Cohesion

in Latin America (EUROsociAL)

EU-LAC Foundation

The OECD combines its efforts with other relevant partners in supporting the LAC region. Fruitful partnerships have been established with European Commission initiatives, such as the Programme for Social Cohesion in Latin America (EUROsociAL), which participates in the OECD-Latin America Anti-Corruption Programme, and the EU-LAC Foundation, which partnered with the OECD to organise an important academic forum on inclusive growth. The OECD supports these avenues of collaboration through its regional studies and policy networks, using its expertise to further and inform the dialogue between these two regions.