Development Centre

OECD Development Centre: Building societies where everyone can find a place


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The Development Centre occupies a unique place within the OECD and in the international community. It is a forum where countries come to share their experience of economic and social development policies. The Centre contributes expert analysis to the development policy debate. The objective is to help decision makers find policy solutions to stimulate growth and improve living conditions in developing and emerging economies.

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The Development Centre and the OECD

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. Development Centre membership is open to both OECD and non-OECD countriesMembers set the programme of work and budget of the OECD Development Centre through its governing board and finance the Centre. The Centre co-operates closely with the other parts of the OECD - particularly those also working on development - and the Development Assistance Committee (DAC).



The involvement of a wide variety of partners enriches the Development Centre’s work.
That includes : 

  • Policy makers
  • Civil society
  • Inter-governmental organisations
  • International financial institutions
  • Research institutions
  • Private sector


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Mario Pezzini - Director of the Centre
Naoko Ueda
 - Deputy Director of the Centre 
Federico Bonaglia - Deputy Director of the Centre

Contact the Development Centre


  • Telephone: + 33 (0)1 45 24 82 00
  • Fax: + 33 (0)1 44 30 61 49
  • Email: 

  • Media contact: Ms. Bochra Kriout : + 33 (0)1 45 24 82 96

  • Office address:
    46, quai Alphonse le Gallo, 92100 Boulogne Billancourt, France (View in map)

  • Postal address:
    2, rue Andre-Pascal, 75775 Paris Cedex 16, France



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