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.

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.

International Economic Forum on Latin America and the Caribbean

Paris, 27 May 2021

Latin America in the emerging global order: From crisis to opportunity?

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

30th of March, 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.

20th International Economic Forum on Africa

22nd of February, 2021

Now open for business, Africa’s Continental Free Trade Area holds the promises of reducing dependence on global markets and boosting quality jobs. How can governments create the necessary fiscal space, and attract more private investment in sustainable infrastructure? 

Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India 2021

February 4th, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating the fourth industrial revolution while revealing the importance of digital health and education, but policymakers need to tackle infrastructure bottlenecks and help smaller firms seize the benefits.

Africa’s Development Dynamics 2021

Paris, January 19th, 2021

Can digitalisation create quality jobs and make African economies more resilient to the COVID-19-induced global recession? Our new report collects good practices and makes concrete policy recommendations.

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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.