Development Centre

We help developing countries and emerging economies find innovative policy solutions to promote sustainable growth, reduce poverty and inequalities, and improve people’s lives. We facilitate a policy dialogue between governments, involving public, private and philanthropic actors. Countries from Africa, Asia and Latin America participate as full members in the Centre, where they interact on an equal footing with OECD members.

Intermediary Cities and Climate Change

16 November 2022

What action plan is needed to combat climate change and protecting rural and urban citizens from its consequences? Our report explores the options.

Equitable Framework and Finance for Extractive-based Countries in Transition (EFFECT)

Sharm El-Sheikh, 15 November 2022

How can fossil fuel producers and mineral-rich developing countries design realistic, just and cost-effective low-carbon transition pathways? EFFECT provides options. Read the full report. 

Revenue Statistics in Africa 2022

14 November 2022

COVID-19 hit African tax revenues hard, but increased foreign aid softened the blow. Read the full report.

Latin American Economic Outlook (LEO) 2022: Towards a green and just transition

Sharm El-Sheik, 7 November 2022

The green transition can be an economic and social game changer, for Latin America and the Caribbean, says new report launched at the sideline of COP27.

Strong, Shared, Green: Development we can do together

25 October 2022

The Centre is turning 60! Watch the video of the special celebration event, where we discussed future development challenges – and solutions - with our member countries, experts from all over the world, and OECD colleagues, past and present.

Domestic Philanthropy and Corporate Social Responsibility for Gender Equality in India

19 July 2022

This study estimates funding towards gender equality in India from a sample of 183 philanthropic organisations.

Africa's Development Dynamics 2022

25 May 2022

How to strengthen regional value chains and accelerate Africa’s economic recovery? Our new report collects good practices and makes concrete policy recommendations. Read the full report.

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About the Development Centre

The Development Centre occupies a unique place within the OECD and in the international community. It is a forum where countries share their experience of economic and social development policies. The Centre contributes expert analysis and facilitates the dialogue. The objective is to help decision makers find policy solutions to stimulate growth and improve living conditions in developing and emerging economies.

The Centre’s membership is open to both OECD and non-OECD countries. Members set its Programme of Work and Budget through its Governing Board. The Centre co-operates closely with all OECD sectoral Committees and Directorates - particularly the Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD) and the Sahel and West Africa Club (SWAC).

The creation of the OECD Development Centre was proposed by US President John F. Kennedy in an address to the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa on 17 May 1961.