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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.


Two trainees in gender and development needed!

The OECD Development Centre is a special body of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation of Development (OECD) linking OECD members with developing and emerging economies. The Development Centre produces high-quality analysis and fosters dialogue to identify creative policy solutions to emerging global issues and development challenges.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated trainee to join the Centre’s gender team, based in Paris. The trainee will assist the team on its two flagship initiatives, the Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) and the www.wikigender.org platform. The Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) was first launched by the OECD Development Centre in 2009 as an innovative measure of the underlying drivers of gender inequality for over 100 countries. A second version was launched in 2012 and the third edition will be launched in November 2014. This will include revision of the detailed country analysis and rescoring of the variables that make up the Index, as well as in-depth country studies. In addition, the first country pilot of the SIGI was launched in Uganda in 2013 with preliminary results due in October 2014.

For more information on how to apply, click on the relevant vacancy announcement:

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.

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