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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.

Tax revenues in Asia and the Pacific hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis

25 July 2022

As a result of the pandemic, revenues fell by 1.2 percentage points in 2020, to 19.1% of GDP on average. Read the full report.

Domestic Philanthropy and Corporate Social Responsibility for Gender Equality in India

19 July 2022

This study estimates funding towards gender equality in India from a sample of 183 philanthropic organisations.

Achieving greater gender equality in Côte d'Ivoire

Paris, 30 June 2022

Our new report offers a roadmap to address inequalities perpetuated by laws, society and institutions (in French).

Social protection for the forcibly displaced in low- and middle-income countries

20 June 2022

What can the international community do to ensure a better integration of the forcibly displaced in host countries? Our report explores the options.

Africa in the emerging global economic order

Paris, 10 June 2022

Watch the full video of the 21st International Economic Forum on Africa.

Multi-dimensional Review of the Western Balkans - From Analysis to Action

20 April 2022

The Western Balkans region has come a long way over the last two decades in achieving economic and social progress. Yet faced with a lack of opportunities many, particularly the young, decide to emigrate.

Africa's Development Dynamics 2022

25 May 2022

How to strengthen regional value chains and accelerate Africa’s economic recovery? Our new report collects good practices and makes concrete policy recommendations. Read the full report.

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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.