OECD Development Centre
The OECD Development Centre conducts comparative analysis and promotes informal policy dialogue on development issues of mutual interest for Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 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 Development Centre comprises 27 member countries of the OECD: Austria, Belgium, Chile, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom. In addition, 24 non-OECD countries are full members of the Development Centre: Brazil (since March 1994); India (February 2001); Romania (October 2004); Thailand (March 2005); South Africa (May 2006); Egypt and Viet Nam (March 2008); Colombia (July 2008); Indonesia (February 2009); Costa Rica, Mauritius, Morocco and Peru (March 2009); the Dominican Republic (November 2009); Senegal (February 2011); Argentina and Cabo Verde (March 2011); Panama (July 2013); Côte d’Ivoire, Kazakhstan and Tunisia (January 2015); the People’s Republic of China (July 2015) and Ghana and Uruguay (October 2015). The European Union also takes part in the work of the Centre.
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 Code 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.org:About|Wikigender], which was [Wikigender.org:Wikigender Launch|launched] on International Women's Day 2008.
- OECD Development Centre website
- OECD Development Centre website on gender
- Social Institutions and Gender Index