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Development Centre

We help developing countries and emerging economies find innovative policy solutions to promote sustainable growth, reduce poverty and inequalities, and improve people’s lives. We facilitate a policy dialogue between governments, involving public, private and philanthropic actors. Countries from Africa, Asia and Latin America participate as full members in the Centre, where they interact on an equal footing with OECD members.

Revenue Statistics in Asian and Pacific Economies - Emerging Challenges for the Asia-Pacific Region in the COVID-19 Era

July 21st, 2021

Active involvement in international tax initiatives can assist countries in the region to deal with challenges to domestic resource mobilisation following COVID-19.

Perspectives on Global Development 2021: From Protest to Progress?

July 6th , 2021

Developing countries need to address the surge in discontent that began before the COVID-19 pandemic if they are to build back better afterwards.

Dialogues to chart new paths for Latin America and the Caribbean

2 - 20 July 2021

A series of webinars and events, focusing on LAC countries' paths to recovery. How can development models evolve to break the vicious circles that hold them back?

Strengthening Macroprudential Policies in Emerging Asia: Adapting to green goals and Fintech

June 29th, 2021

Macroprudential policy is on the rise in Emerging Asia and has an important role to play in supporting the transition to a low-carbon and digital economy.

Multi-dimensional Review of the Western Balkans

June 10th, 2021

The Western Balkans region faces entrenched social, institutional and environmental challenges, especially following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Revenue Statistics in Latin America and the Caribbean 2021

April 22nd, 2021

The 2021 edition of the report provides an overview of the main taxation trends in 27 LAC economies. It examines the fiscal policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, and analyses the performance of hydrocarbon and mining revenues in 2019 and 2020.

SIGI 2021 Regional Report for Southeast Asia

March 30th, 2021

Our new report explores the discriminatory social institutions - formal and informal - that limit women’s access to health and education, as well as their economic and political empowerment.

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About the Development Centre

The Development Centre occupies a unique place within the OECD and in the international community. It is a forum where countries share their experience of economic and social development policies. The Centre contributes expert analysis and facilitates the dialogue. The objective is to help decision makers find policy solutions to stimulate growth and improve living conditions in developing and emerging economies.

The Centre’s membership is open to both OECD and non-OECD countries. Members set its Programme of Work and Budget through its Governing Board. The Centre co-operates closely with all OECD sectoral Committees and Directorates - particularly the Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD) and the Sahel and West Africa Club (SWAC).

The creation of the OECD Development Centre was proposed by US President John F. Kennedy in an address to the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa on 17 May 1961.