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DevCom - OECD Development Communication Network


Building trust. Fighting fake news. Mobilising partners. For organisations in the development sector, good communications has never been more important. The OECD Development Communication Network (DevCom) helps its members find better ways to engage citizens for their work.

Established in 1988, DevCom brings together the latest advice from practitioners in policy, campaigning and advocacy, together with cutting-edge expertise on public attitudes, marketing and behavioural science.

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DevCom's publications, surveys and reports provide guidance on effective public engagement, based on latest analysis and case samples.



In 2020, we launched ‌DevCom Zooms In, a series of virtual events. For details, see the calendar of events  or contact us at


  • Hello 2021… and Goodbye 2020: A slightly different DevCom Annual Meeting, 9 December
  • Deciding on DevCom Priorities for 2021-2022, 19 November
  • Defining & Demonstrating Success in Communications, 18 November
  • Talking results: New Data Platforms & Annual Reports, 13 October
  • (Re-)Branding International Development Co-operation, 8 September, in collaboration with Global Affairs Canada & European Commission (AgendaDiscussion Note)
  • Partnering in Public Engagement, 7 July (Briefing Note)
  • DevCom & Chill? Public Engagement on the Couch, 9 June (Event Summary)
  • Development Messaging in Times of Coronavirus, 26 May (Event Summary)



The DevCom Community


DevCom’s activities bring together experts on campaigning, social media and journalism, market research and polling, philanthropy and corporate sustainability, and global policy. It’s work is funded through annual contributions from DevCom member institutions:


  • Austria, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Austrian Development Agency
  • Global Affairs Canada
  • Denmark,  Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Finland, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • French Development Agency (AFD)
  • Germany, Federal Ministry for Economic Co-operation and Development (BMZ)
  • Iceland, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Ireland, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs - MASHAV
  • Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)
  • Netherlands, Department of Foreign Affairs
  • Portugal, Camões Institute of Cooperation and Language, I.P.
  • Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID)
  • Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)
  • European Commission
  • European Investment Bank (EIB)
  • OPEC Fund for International Development
  • Secretaría General Iberoamericana (SEGIB)
  • UN Department of Global Communications (UN)


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