The Business at OECD Development Committee contributes private sector experience to the various development work streams in the OECD and related fora, and actively supports the mobilization of efforts to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Given the cross-cutting nature of the topic, it also aims to cooperate with other Business at OECD Committees in order to streamline development issues into their work and outline the interlinkages between different policies areas.
Business Engagement at OECD
Development has always been an integral part of the OECD and its mission of ‘promoting better policies for better lives’ within and beyond OECD countries. In fact, the OECD is very well positioned to act as a leader in international development, hosting the OECD Development Assistance Committee, which provides a forum for the world’s major donor countries to discuss issues surrounding development aid. The OECD is also an important purveyor of statistics and analysis and has established a number of instruments and policy recommendations with the target of improving the investment climate in developing countries and leveraging the availability and effectiveness of funds for development purposes.
The Development Committee contributes to the work of the following OECD bodies:
- OECD Development Assistance Committee
- OECD Development Centre
- OECD Development Cooperation Directorate
- OECD Emerging Markets Network – EMnet
- Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) Private Sector Working Group (jointly supported by OECD and UNDP)
- MENA-OECD Competitiveness Programme and MENA-OECD Business Advisory Board