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 Activity. As 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.