Global relations and development

Regional Initiatives


The OECD during its 50th Anniversary aims at becoming a more effective and inclusive global policy network. In order to achieve this we engage with key partners and we also strengthen our regional initiatives in Latin America, Eurasia, South-East Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa, in addition to South-East Asia, which has already been identified as a strategic priority for the Organisation. In the tax area in particular we devote our efforts to support transition and reform in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries, and facilitate dialogue on tax policy in the Latin American and the Caribbean countries through the LAC Initiative.


The LAC Fiscal Initiative

Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is still for many the region with the highest inequalities in the world, presenting major problems in the area of its fiscal performance. The LAC Fiscal Initiative is an OECD programme that fosters fiscal policy dialogue in the LAC region aiming to improve its taxation and public expenditure policies to support economic growth and income redistribution. Read more


The MENA Initiative

The Initiative on Governance and Investment for Development is a regional effort, initiated and led by countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). This site gives an overview of the activities in this context. Read more


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