New Approaches to Economic Challenges

The OECD initiative on “New Approaches to Economic Challenges” (NAEC)  is both an organisation-wide reflection on the roots of and lessons from the global crisis, and an exercise to review and update the OECD’s analytical framework. 

Launched at the 2012 OECD Ministerial Council Meeting (MCM), NAEC seeks to incorporate multidimensionality into policy design, by helping countries identify trade-offs, complementarities and unintended consequences of policy choices, and as a result improve and better target the OECD’s policy advice. It also analyses the factors that prevented authorities from identifying and addressing the accumulated tensions, regulatory failures and global imbalances that facilitated the crisis.

Find out about the objectives of the NAEC programme.


Find out about the initiative timeline and completed deliverables.


Find out more about the NAEC Seminar series.


Find out more about our ongoing dialogue with stakeholders.




The NAEC work programme identifies specific deliverables, with several streams of work each, which will encompass critical dimensions of the initiative (see Figure). The deliverables fall under the following three categories:‌‌








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