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Together, we create
better policies for better lives

Who we are

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is an international organisation that works to build better policies for better lives. Our goal is to shape policies that foster prosperity, equality, opportunity and well-being for all. We draw on almost 60 years of experience and insights to better prepare the world of tomorrow.

Together with governments, policy makers and citizens, we work on establishing international norms and finding evidence-based solutions to a range of social, economic and environmental challenges. From improving economic performance and creating jobs to fostering strong education and fighting international tax evasion, we provide a unique forum and knowledge hub for data and analysis, exchange of experiences, best-practice sharing, and advice on public policies and global standard-setting.

In a world where all countries and people are interconnected, the only way forward is to strengthen international co-operation and make it more inclusive. It is as important as ever that the general public helps to shape public policy. Angel Gurría OECD Secretary General
The OECD has been at the forefront of global co-operation, offering top-notch analysis and policy advice. With age and experience come responsibility and expectation. Today, the world looks to the OECD for leadership. Rania Al Abdullah Queen of Jordan
The OECD plays an important role in sharing information, data and measuring progress on poverty eradication or inequality, and in bringing to the forefront solutions pertinent for the betterment of humanity and children. Kailash Satyarthi, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Children Rights Activist
The OECD has thus judiciously participated in the decisive struggles of our time, and especially the fight against inequalities, and these are the efforts I came here to commend and support. Emmanuel Macron President of France
Global earnings for working people have been falling for the past three decades. The Inclusive Growth Framework that the OECD developed can bring the right policy ideas to the challenges we face. Sharan Burrow General Secretary of the ITUC
The OECD is conducting important work to address some of the most pressing issues on the global agenda. To find solutions, we must join together and start a conversation. Richard Branson Founder of the B-team

What we do: shape #BetterLives

This is a glimpse of how we help countries forge a path towards better lives while saving billions of dollars for taxpayers and boosting prospects for stronger, fairer and cleaner economies and societies.

promoting local and regional
#development
1 000+ locations
promoting local and regional
#development
1 000+ locations

The number of regions and cities in the OECD and partner countries that will be able to measure progress on SDGs using the OECD localised indicator framework.


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Accelerating
#development
USD 445 million
Accelerating
#development
USD 445 million

The amount of additional tax revenues collected to date by administrations participating in the Tax Inspectors Without Borders (TIWB) initiative.


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IMPROVING
#EDUCATION SYSTEMS
600 000 students
IMPROVING
#EDUCATION SYSTEMS
600 000 students

The number of students evaluated in 2018 across 79 countries and economies to help compare the performance of education systems through the Programme for International Student Assessment.


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guiding
#economic reforms
Up to 81%
guiding
#economic reforms
Up to 81%

The price drop for mobile broadband in Mexico after a series of reforms were undertaken, starting in 2013, to make the telecommunications industry more competitive.


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promoting
#responsible business conduct
48
countries
promoting
#responsible business conduct
48
countries

The number of countries that adhere to the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.


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Fighting transnational
#corruption
800 sanctions
Fighting transnational
#corruption
800 sanctions

The number of sanctions since the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention came into force, making it a criminal offence to bribe officials in cross-border business deals.


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Combating international
#tax avoidance
125+
countries
Combating international
#tax avoidance
125+
countries

The number of countries taking part in the base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) initiative to put an end to tax avoidance by multinational corporations.


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Promoting
#health and safety
$309 million
Promoting
#health and safety
$309 million

The annual savings to society thanks to OECD test methods, data quality standards and sharing of chemical safety testing and assessments. 


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Where: our global reach

The OECD is at the heart of international co-operation. Our member countries work with partners and organisations worldwide to address the pressing policy challenges of our time. 

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Education
Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)
Testing 15-year-old students in reading, mathematics and science.
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Tax avoidance
Inclusive Framework on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS)
Collaborating to tackle tax avoidance strategies by businesses.
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Responsible Business Conduct
OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises
Encouraging companies globally to incorporate social, human rights and environmental considerations into the way they do business.
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Inclusive Growth
Champion Mayors for Inclusive Growth
Mayors addressing inequality in cities.
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Engage

We bring policy makers and policy shapers together to exchange ideas, share experiences, and forge progress across a range of policy areas. Peers from across the world meet to learn from and be inspired by one another.

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Influence

We provide knowledge and advice to inform better policies. As one of the world’s largest and most trusted sources of comparative socio-economic data and analysis, we help steer decision-making.

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Set standards

We encourage countries and partners to do better by developing international agreements, guidelines and standards so that everyone plays by the same rules and co-operates to reach shared objectives.

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How can we work together ?

We collaborate daily with representatives from governments, parliaments, international organisations, business and labour, civil society, as well as citizens from across the globe.

The OECD needs your views. Whether by attending an event, using our analysis or joining a public consultation, there are many ways for you to engage with us.

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