The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
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CTA. 1993. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Spore 43. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is one of the international bodies set up by the West after World War II. It is responsible for analysing and assessing the...
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is one of the international bodies set up by the West after World War II. It is responsible for analysing and assessing the economic trends of its 24 member countries, the market economy democracies of North America, Western Europe and the Pacific. Representatives of the member governments meet at OECD headquarters to compare and coordinate their national and international policy, using the analyses carried out by the OECD secretariat. The OECD is the major source of comparative data on the industrial economies in the world. It publishes a vast output on the subject including economic studies of each member country as well as statistics, analyses and recommendations on a wide range of subjects such as financial markets, banks and trade, social policy, the environment, agriculture, energy, industry, aid for development, science and technology, research and development, education and transport. The OECD has several departments each of which is dedicated to achieving the organization's objectives. They include a development cooperation department, which: - helps developing countries promote lasting economic growth - works to increase both the amount and the effectiveness of aid - assists the integration of developing countries into the international economic system - promotes improved coordination of OECD members' policies towards developing countries. OECD PUBLICATIONS The OECD is one of the largest publishing houses of its type in the world, producing about 250 titles each year. It frequently publishes its analytical work. Publications range from basic economic statistics published monthly as principal economic indicators and annually as national figures, to statistics concerning international trade, the financial sector, industry and energy. OECD's huge databanks provide material for the secretariat's in-depth studies of the economies of member countries, and for computer projections and forecasts. OECD publications include monographs, periodicals, technical and statistical bulletins, as well as a wide range of specialized studies and reports on all aspects of the economy. The Organization also publishes a twice yearly magazine The OECD Observer, which gives an overview of the Organization and of forthcoming publications. Publications can be ordered through agents in the member countries and in some nonmember states as well, or from the publications and information centres in Bonn, Tokyo and Washington; they can also be obtained directly from OECD headquarters in Paris (OECD Publications Department). OECD 2 rue Andr\E9 Pascal 75775 Paris Cedex 16 FRANCE