The changing political economy of reform

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Workshop 29 November 2019, OECD Headquarters, Paris

There is a growing awareness among policy and academic circles that the conditions for reform have changed and that success depends on building and maintaining public support throughout an increasingly interactive process. In a context where the pressure to reform is rising and citizens’ expectations of government are evolving, it is important to understand how social and psychological factors – such as perceptions, attitudes and norms – can be better understood and what role policy advice can play in facilitating successful outcomes.

This workshop brings together policy-makers and practitioners, international institutions and leading academics to discuss emerging key issues in the area of political economy, their implications for reform and their relevance for policy. The main topics will include:

-          What impact have global mega-trends, technological developments and the Financial Crisis had on the political economy of reform? 

-          How can new research on perceptions, attitudes and social norms be used to improve policy-making? 

-          What are the implications of the changing political economy for governments and for the multilateral organisations that advise them on policy?

Conference Agenda



Venue, access and hotels

The workshop takes place at the OECD Conference Centre in Paris:

2, rue André Pascal
75016 Paris, France 
+33 (0)1 45 24 82 00

Further information including directions and hotels in the area is available on the Conference Centre website.

The OECD Conference Centre provides all necessary facilities, including free Wi Fi access, computers with free Internet access, a bookshop, coffee and snack bars, and a restaurant.


Participation is by invitation only and registration is mandatory to access the venue. 

In case your agency or organisation has not received an invitation, please contact :

[email protected];

[email protected];


To collect your badge, when you arrive at the OECD Centre, you will need to present an identity card or passport and a copy of the email confirming your registration. Badges will be delivered at the Welcome Desk as of 8.00 am.

Given the high number of participants, you should allow a minimum of 30-45 minutes for the registration.


Please address any queries you may have to:

>  [email protected]

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