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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.

Latin American Economic Outlook 2021

December 2nd, 2021

Join the online launch, where heads of State and key regional experts will discuss the report’s analysis and recommendations for a strong, inclusive and environmentally sustainable recovery in Latin America and the Caribbean.

SIGI 2021 Regional Report for Africa

December 2nd, 2021

The report provides regional and thematic policy recommendations that aim to transform gender norms, promote women’s empowerment and build a truly inclusive society, especially in the current context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jobs for Rural Youth - The Role of Local Food Economies

December 2nd, 2021

The food economy is the largest provider of jobs in developing countries, but food economy jobs are mainly in agriculture production, with low pay and poor working conditions. Out new report explains.

Revenue Statistics in Asian and Pacific Economies 

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.

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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.