OECD Development Centre
The OECD Development Centre conducts comparative analysis and promotes informal policy dialogue on development issues of mutual interest for OECD member countries and the emerging and developing economies.
Membership to the Development Centre is open to both OECD and non-OECD countries.
As a forum for dialogue, the Development Centre links OECD members with developing and emerging economies and brings together development partners. To foster open debate and creative policy solutions, participants in Centre events are invited in their personal capacity. Topics for dialogue are drawn from the work programme and reflect members’ priorities.
The OECD Development Centre currently counts 42 full members. The European Union also participates in the work of the Governing Board of the Development Centre. Click here to access the list of member countries.
Work on Gender
The Development Centre works on various issues related to gender equality. It particularly focuses on the impact of social institutions such as norms, traditions and family law on women's social and economic empowerment. In March 2006, the Centre introduced the Gender, Institutions and Development Data Base, a comprehensive data collection that can be accessed free of charge on the OECD website. The Development Centre is also the initiator of Wikigender, which was launched on International Women's Day 2008.
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
- OECD Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs (ELS)
- Gender, Institutions and Development Data Base