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Since 1961 the OECD has been helping governments to raise living standards. Today, the OECD’s 34 member countries span the globe, including the world’s most advanced but also emerging economies such as Chile, Mexico and Turkey. We also work closely and actively with more than 120 partner countries throughout the world.


The OECD provides a forum where these countries and others share experiences to find solutions to common problems. But participation is not limited to governments; business and trade unions, and a broad range of civil society organisations also participate. They all share a commitment to sustainable, inclusive growth backed by democratic institutions focused on the well-being of all citizens.


To help raise living standards, the OECD’s recommendations cover most areas that concern governments such as good governance, fighting bribery, corporate responsibility, employment, education, health, agriculture, development, global investment, international taxation and the environment. The OECD’s objective recommendations draw on comparative data and analysis. As such, it is one of the largest, most trusted global sources of comparable statistical data and policy advice.