The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is in the business of promoting better policies for better lives. Plain and simple.
OECD is the place where countries, including the United States, come together to seek solutions to common problems. OECD works with governments to understand how the economy is changing, and to help them learn from each other so they can improve their policies back home. We set standards that work around the world to help countries fight corruption and promote responsible practices, because when everyone plays by the same rules, it makes our economies stronger and fairer.
We also look at issues that touch the lives of ordinary people, like how much they pay in taxes and for social security, or how much vacation and parental leave time they can take. We compare how different countries’ school systems are preparing their young people for the future, and also how they look after the elderly in their communities.
We analyze and compare all this data so we can help the folks who make policy—from Washington to Wichita—see what works, and make more informed decisions to further bolster wellbeing and prosperity in America.