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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Intergovernmental economic organisation founded to stimulate economic progress and world trade.

The mission of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.

The OECD provides a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems. We work with policymakers to understand what drives economic, social and environmental change. We analyse and compare data to predict future trends. We set international standards on a wide range of things, from agriculture and tax to the safety of chemicals.

We look at issues that directly affect the lives of ordinary people, like how much they pay in taxes and social security, and how much leisure time they can take. We compare how different countries’ school systems are readying their young people for modern life, and how different countries’ pension systems will look after their citizens in old age.

Drawing on facts and real-life experience, we recommend policies designed to make the lives of ordinary people better. The common thread of our work is a shared commitment to market economies backed by democratic institutions and focused on the wellbeing of all citizens.

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Fertility rate decline becomes a brewing crisis in South Korea

BBC - 25-Aug-2022

Billions of dollars spent as incentive is not convincing people to have children


Covid-19 impact lead to reduction in life expectancy and mental wellbeing

Independent - 11-Nov-2021

Cases of anxiety and depression are now doubled when compared to pre-pandemic


Switzerland’s men no longer living the longest

Le News - 12-Nov-2017

According to the OECD last years report Switzerland tied with Iceland has the longest male life e...


UK most overweight country in Western Europe

BBC - 11-Nov-2017

Britain is the most obese nation in Western Europe, with rates rising faster than any other devel...