The OECD has significantly contributed to the conceptual knowledge and practical understanding of the social economy since its’ pioneering work on the plural economy in the 1990’s. The OECD continues to expand its knowledge base while raising awareness of the contribution of social economy organisations to an inclusive and sustainable growth at the local, regional and national levels in OECD member countries and beyond.
Global Action to promote Social and Solidarity Economy Ecosystems
In 2020, the OECD launched the Global Action “Promoting Social and Solidarity Economy Ecosystems”, funded by the European Union’s Foreign Partnership Instrument, that will cover more than 30 countries over a period of three years. This work targets all EU countries and non-EU countries such as Brazil, Mexico, India, the Republic of Korea, the United States of America and Canada.
The Global Action will lead to three main outputs:
In-depth reviews on social economy
Other publications and working paper on the social economy include:
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