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International Governmental Organizations

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

Website: http://www.oecd.org/

Location: Paris, France

Mission Statement: "The mission of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. ... The OECD provides a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems. We work with governments to understand what drives economic, social and environmental change. ...  We work with business, through the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD, and with labour, through the Trade Union Advisory Committee. We have active contacts as well with other civil society organisations. The common thread of our work is a shared commitment to market economies backed by democratic institutions and focused on the wellbeing of all citizens."  (At http://www.oecd.org/about/, accessed 4 December 2013)

Study Reports: The public reports on public policy and management issues that have been downloaded to the Atlas and used as resource material are found at: Reports from OECD Studies on Public Policy and Management Issues.

Commentary: The OECD is a huge and complex organization which, according to its website, has "about 250 committees, working groups and expert groups" where, from its 34 member countries and observer entities "some 40 000 senior officials from national administrations go to OECD committee meetings each year to request, review and contribute to work undertaken by the OECD Secretariat." OECD information sites include OECD Observer and OECD Forum. The OECD's constellation of departments, committees and working groups are compiled in its "Bodies Book" accessible through its On-line Guide to OECD Intergovernmental ActivityAs is illustrated below, OECD topics, departments and committees align remarkably well with the Atlas subjects in that virtually all can be assigned to Atlas subjects without much overlap or duplication. (The "OECD Topics" below are selected from web page titles that include substantial resources; they include, but are not restricted to, the 26 high-level Topics listed on the OECD Home Page.) In some Atlas subjects where there is no associated OECD Topic, a "Subtopic" is listed; in others only a "Sample Product" is identified. Key Products are organized, where applicable, in the following order: overviews and indicators, country reviews, publications. OECD topics, bodies and products are also aligned closely with the organizations within many member country governments. This is illustrated in the Canada-OECD LiaisonMap.

Page Created By: Ian Clark on 4 December 2013. The content presented on this page, except for the Commentary and the assignments of links to Atlas subjects in OECD-Map consists of direct quotations or close paraphrases from the OECD website. 

                                          OECD Map
                        OECD topics, bodies and key products organized by public policy and management subject

The purpose of the OECD-Map is to display the OECD advisory products that, in the view of the Atlas editors, are likely to be most useful to member governments. The entries will be refined in the course of interviews with relevant officials in one member government (Canada).  

Tools and Skills

 Strategy and Structure

  OECD Subtopic: Public-Private Partnerships
  Key Bodies: Directorate for Public Governance and Territorial Development; Senior Budget Officials network on public-private partnerships (PPPs)
  Key Product 1: Principles for Public Governance of Public-Private Partnerships
  OECD Subtopic: Corporate governance of state-owned enterprises
  Key Product 1: State-Owned Enterprise Goverance Reform - An Inventory of Recent Change
  Key Product 2: OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises
  OECD Subtopic: Centres of Government
  Key Bodies: Public Governance and Territorial Directorate, Public Governance Committee, Network of Senior Officials from Centres of Government
  Key Network: Network of Senior Officials from Centres of Government (CoG)
  Key Product: Session Notes from the 30th Meeting of Senior Officials from Centres of Government

 Economic Analysis

  OECD Topic: Productivity and long term growth
  Key Bodies: Economics Department; Economic Policy Committee
  Key Product 1: Economic Policy Reforms - Going for Growth (annual)
  Key Product 2: OECD Journal - Economic Studies
  Key Product 3: Economics Department Policy Notes
  Key Product 4: Economics Glossary

 Quantitative Methods

  OECD Topic: Statistics
  Key Body: Statistics Directorate; Committee on Statistics
  Key Product 1: Statistical Resources
  Key Product 2: Working Papers
  Key Product 3: Glossary of Statistical Terms

 Management Sciences

  No explicit OECD Topic
  Search results for "management science"

 Leadership

  OECD Subtopic: Performance and Leadership
  Key Bodies: Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate; Public Governance Committee; Network on Public Employment and Management
  Key Product: Performance-based Agreements for Senior Civil Servants

 Communication

  No explicit OECD Topic
  Key Product (visualization in communications): Data Lab
  Sample Product: Effective Communications between the Public Service and the Media (SIGMA Paper)

 Professional Practice

  No explicit OECD Topic
  Search results for "professional practice"

Institutions and Context

 Democratic Institutions and Policy Process

  OECD Subtopic: Effective Institutions
  Key Bodies: Development Cooperation Directorate; DAC Network on Governance
  Key Product 1: Effective Institutions Platform

 Socioeconomic and Political Context

  OECD Topic: Better Life Initiative - Measuring Well-Being and Progress
  Key Bodies: Statistics Directorate; Committee on Statistics
  Key Product 1: OECD Better Life Index
  Key Product 2: Publications on Measuring Well-Being
  OECD Topic: Labour markets, human capital and inequality
  Key Bodies: Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, Employment, Labour and Social Affairs Committee
  Key Product 1: Society at a Glance - OECD Social Indicators
  Key Product 2: Income Distribution and Poverty at the OECD
  Key Product 3: OECD Family database

 Ethics and Accountability

  OECD Topic: Fighting corruption in the public sector
  Key Bodies: Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate, Public Governance Committee, Network on Public Sector Integrity
  Key Product 1: OECD Recommendations on Managing Conflict of Interest and on Improving Ethical Conduct
  Key Product 2: Public Sector Integrity Reviews
  Key Product 3: Ethics Training for Public Officials
  OECD Topic: Bribery in international business
  Key Bodies: Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions
  Key Product 1: OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions
  Key Product 2: Country reports on the implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

 Intergovernmental and Global Context

  OECD Topic: Industry and globalization
  Key Bodies: Diretorate for Science, Technology and Industry; Committee on Industry, Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Working Party on Globalisation of Industry
  Key Product 1: OECD Economic Globalisation Indicators
  OECD Subtopic: Levels of Government
  Key Bodies: Public Governance and Territorial Develpment Directorate; Public Governance Committee
  Key Product 1: Bridging the Gaps between Levels of Government (Policy Brief)

 Civil Society and Advocacy

  OECD Topic: Public Engagement
  Key Bodies: Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate; Public Governance Committee
  Key Product 1: Documents and Publications on Public Engagement
  Key Product 2: Material on Civil Society and the OECD

Management Functions

 Public Financial Management

 
OECD Topic: Budgeting and public expenditures
 
Key Bodies: Directorate for Public Governance and Territorial Development, Public Governance Committee, Working Party of Senior Budget Officials
 
Key Staff: Budgeting and Public Expenditures Division, Directorate for Public Governance and Territorial Development
 
Key Bodies: OECD Internal Audit Group and Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate
 
Key Product 1: International Budget Practices and Procedures Database
 
Key Product 2: Senior budget official country reviews of budgeting systems
 
Key Product 3: OECD Journal on Budgeting
 
OECD Subtopic: Internal Control and Internal Audit
 
Key Product 1: Seminar on Ensuring Public Sector Integrity and Accountability

 Evaluation and Performance Measurement

 
OECD Topic: Evaluation of development programmes
 
Key Bodies: Development Cooperation Directorate, Development Assistance Committee, Network on Development Evaluation
 
Key Network: Network on Development Evaluation
 
Key Product 1: DAC Evaluation Resource Centre
 
Key Product 2: Key Publications and Documents

 Human Resources Management

  OECD Resources: Human Resources Management Country Profiles
  Canada Responsibility Centre: Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer (Governance, Planning and Policy Sector), Treasury Board Secretariat
  OECD Resources: Public Employment and Management Network
  OECD Resources: Publications on Public Employment and Management
  OECD Directorate for Public Management and Territorial Development (Public employment and management theme)
  Canada Contact (TBC): Assistant Deputy Minister, Governance Planning and Policy Sector

 Information Management and Technology

  OECD Topic: Measuring the information economy
  Key Bodies: Directorate for Science, Techology and Industry; Committee for Information, Computers and Communications Policy; Working Party on Information Security and Privacy
  Key Products: OECD Outlooks for Information Technology; Communications; and Internet Economy
  OECD Topic: Information security and privacy
  Key Products: Guidelines on Privacy, Security, and Protecting children online

 Program and Service Delivery

  OECD Topic: Public sector innovation and e-government
  Key Bodies: Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate; Public Governance Committee; Network on E-Government
  Key Product 1: Publications on e-Government
  Key Product 2: OECD Obervatory of Public Sector Innovation

 Regulatory Policy and Management

  OECD Topic: Regulatory Reform
  Key Bodies: Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate; Regulatory Policy Committee
  Key Product 1: Regulatory policy by country
  Key Product 2: Recommendations and Guidelines on Regulatory Policy
  Key Product 3: Regulatory Reform Working Papers

Policy Sectors

 Fiscal, Montetary and Tax Policy

  OECD Topic: Economy
  Key Bodies: Economics Department, Economic Policy Committee, Economic and Development Review Committee
  Key Product 1: Economic Outlook
  Key Product 2: Economic surveys and country surveillance
  Key Product 3: Economic Policy Papers
  OECD Topic: Tax
  Key Bodies: Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, Committee on Fiscal Affairs
  Key Products: Myriad publications on issues such as aggressive tax planning, consumption tax, dispute resolution, tax administration, tax treaties, tax and crime, transfer pricing

 International Development

  OECD Topic: Development
  Key Bodies: Development Co-operation Directorate, Development Assistance Committee
  Key Product 1: Lessons from peer reviews
  Key Product 2: Better Policies for Development (Policy Coherence for Development, PCD)
  Key Product 3: Aid effectiveness - Useful Documents
  Key Product 4: Governance and development - Latest Documents

 Social Policy and Welfare

  OECD Topic: Social and welfare issues
  Key Bodies: Directorate for Employment Labour and Social Affairs, Employment, Labour and Social Affairs Committee, Working Party on Social Policy
  Key Product: Social policies and data - Latest Documents

 Health

  OECD Topic: Health policies and data
  Key Bodies: Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, Health Committee
  Key Product 1: Health at a Glance - OECD Indicators
  Key Product 2: Health policies and data - Latest Documents
  OECD Topic: Chemical safety and biosafety
  Key Bocies: Environment Directorate; Chemicals Committee
  OECD Topic: Consumer product safety
  Key Bodies: Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry; Committee on Consumer Policy; Working Group on Consumer Product Safety
  Key Product: Consumer product safety work at the OECD

 Education

  OECD Topic: Education
  Key Bodies: Directorate for Education and Skills, Education Policy Committee
  Key Research Body: Centre for Education Research and Innovation (CERI)
  Key Product 1: Education at a Glance - OECD Indicators
  Key Product 2: OECD Education Working Papers
  Key Product 3: Preschool and school - Latest Documments
  Key Product 4: Higher education and adult learning - Latest Documents

 Employment, Labour and Immigration

  OECD Topic: Employment
  Key Bodies: Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs; Employment, Labour and Social Affairs Committee; Working Party on Employment
  Key Product 1: OECD Employment Outlook 2013
  Key Product 2: Labour Statistics
  Key Product 3: Working Papers on labour markets, human capital and inequality
  OECD Topic: International migration
  Key Product 1: OECD Migration databases
  Key Product 2: International Migration Outlook
  Key Product 3: International Migration Working Papers

 Cities, Urban and Regional Development

  OECD Topic: Urban Development
  Key Bodies: Public Goverance and Territorial Development Directorate; Territorial Development Policy Committee; Working Party on Territorial Policy in Urban Areas
  Key Product 1: OECD Metropolitan Database
  Key Product 2: Publications in Urban Development
  Key Product 3: LEED Programme Latest Documents
  OECD Topic: Regional Development
  Key Bodies: Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate; Territorial Development Policy Committee; Working Party on Territorial Indicators; Working Party on Territorial Policy in Rural Areas
  Key Product 1: OECD Regions at a Glance
  Key Product 2: OECD Regional Database
  Key Product 3: OECD Regional Development Working Papers

 Environment

  OECD Topic: Environment
  Key Bodies: Environment Directorate; Environment Policy Committee (with 19 subsidiary bodies)
  Key Product 1: OECD Environmental Performance Reviews
  Key Product 2: OECD Environmental Data and Indicators
  Key Product 3: Environment Working Papers

 Agriculture and Resources

  OECD Topic: Agriculture and fisheries
  Key Bodies: Trade and Agriculture Directorate; Committee for Agriculture; Fisheries Committee
  Key Product 1: Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2012, OECD Countries
  Key Product 2: Latest Documents, Agriculture
  Key Product 3: OECD Review of Fisheries, Country Statistics
  Key Product 4: Latest Documents, Fisheries

 Science, Technology and Innovation

  OECD Topic: Science and Technology
  Key Bodies: Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry; Committee for Science and Technology Policy
  Key Product 1: OECD Reviews of Innovation Policy
  Key Product 2: OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard
  Key Product 3: OECD Science, Technology and Industry Outlook
  Key Product 4: Main Science and Technology Indicators
  Key Product 5: OECD Work on Patent Statistics
  Key Product 6: The OECD Innovation Strategy
  Key Product 7: OECD Science, Technology and Industry Working Papers

 Industry, Trade and Investment

  OECD Topic: Industry and entrepreneurship
  Key Bodies: Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry; Committee on Industry, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  Key Product 1: Consumer policy - Recommendations and policy guidance
  Key Product 2: Broadband and telecom - Recommendations and policy guidance
  Key Product 3: Internet economy - Recommendations and policy guidance
  OECD Topic: Tourism
  Key Bodies: Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development; Toursim Committee
  Key Product 1: OECD Tourism Trends and Policies
  Key Product 2: Tourism Latest Documents
  OECD Topic: Trade
  Key Bodies: Trade and Agriculture Directorate; Trade Committee
  Key Product: OECD papers on trade
  OECD Topic: Investment
  Key Bodies: Directorate of Financial and Enterprise Affairs; Investment Committee
  Key Product: OECD Investment Policy Reviews

 Energy, Transport and Infrastructure

  OECD/IEA Topic: Energy
  Key Bodies: International Energy Agency
  Key Products: IEA Publications
  OECD/ITF Topic: Transportation
  Key Bodies: International Transport Forum
  Key Products: International Transport Forum Publications and Documents

 Defence, Security and Foreign Relations

  No explicit OECD topic
  Sample product: Security System Reform and Governance - DAC Guidelines
  Sample product: The Security Economy

 Policing and Justice Administration

  No explicit OECD Topic
  Sample product: Judicial performance and its determinants - a cross-country perspective

 Arts and Culture

  No explicit OECD Topic
  No explicit OECD Body
  OECD File Search Results for "culture"

 Financial Sector and Pensions

  OECD Topic: Finance
  Key Bodies: Diretorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs; Committee on Financial Markets; Insurance and Private Pensions Committee
  Key Product 1: OECD Working Papers on Finance, Insurance and Private Pensions

 Other Policy Sectors


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