OECD Development Centre

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OECD Development Centre
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SecretariatParis, France
Membership56 member states
Leaders
• Director
Mario Pezzini[1]
Establishment1961

The OECD Development Centre was established in 1961 as an independent platform for knowledge sharing and policy dialogue between Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development member countries and developing economies, allowing these countries to interact on an equal footing[2].

Today, 27 OECD member countries and 29 non-OECD member countries are members of the Centre.

Membership of the Development Centre

The Development Centre of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development was established in 1961 and ‌comprises 56 countries, of which 27 are OECD members: Belgium, Chile, Colombia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom. In addition, 29 non-OECD countries are full members of the Development Centre: Brazil (since March 1994); India (February 2001); Romania (October 2004); Thailand (March 2005); South Africa (May 2006); Egypt and Viet Nam (March 2008); Indonesia (February 2009); Costa Rica, Mauritius, Morocco and Peru (March 2009); the Dominican Republic (November 2009); Senegal (February 2011); Argentina and Cabo Verde (March 2011); Panama (July 2013); Côte d'Ivoire, Kazakhstan and Tunisia (January 2015); the People’s Republic of China (July 2015); Ghana and Uruguay (October 2015); Paraguay (March 2017), El Salvador and Guatemala (February 2019), Togo, Rwanda and Ecuador (May 2019). The European Union also takes part in the work of the Governing Board.

Member states[3]

Participating OECD members: Belgium, Chile, Colombia Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.

Participating non-OECD members: Argentina, Brazil, Cabo Verde, China, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Mauritius, Morocco, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Romania, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Uruguay, Viet Nam.

Non-participating OECD members: Australia, Austria, Canada, Estonia, Hungary, the United States and New Zealand.

The OECD Development Centre's activities

Policy dialogue and knowledge-sharing

- OECD Network for Policy dialogue on Natural-resource Driven Development[4], and
- OECD Network for Policy Dialogue on Global Value Chains[5]
- Network of Multinationals: Emerging markets network (EmNet)
- Network of Foundations working on development (netFWD)
- Network of Heads of Communication and Information in DAC Development Agencies to share good practices and engage in peer learning and on how effectively to raise public awareness and communicate about development cooperation (DevCom).

Cross sectoral analysis

Global, regional and country analysis

- African Development Dynamics[7]
- Latin American Economic Outlook[8]
- Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India[9]

Statistics and indicators:

See also

References