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OECD - The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

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. It works with governments to understand what drives economic, social and environmental change. The OECD measures productivity and global flows of trade and investment, analyses and compares data to predict future trends, and sets international standards on a wide range of things, from agriculture and tax to the safety of chemicals.

The OECD also looks at issues that directly affect everyone’s daily life, like how much people pay in taxes and social security, and how much leisure time they can take. It compares how different countries’ school systems are readying their young people for modern life, and how different countries’ pension systems will look after their citizens in old age. Drawing on facts and real-life experience, the OECD recommends policies designed to improve the quality of people's lives.

The OECD works with business, through the Business and Industry Advisory Committee, and with labour, through the Trade Union Advisory Committee. It has active contacts as well with other civil society organisations. The common thread of the OECD's work is a shared commitment to market economies backed by democratic institutions and focused on the wellbeing of all citizens.