The aim of the OECD’s Global Relations is to create a community of economies which are committed to best policy practices and to finding joint solutions for common challenges, guided by the Organisation’s evidence-based policy advice and standards. This engagement serves a mutual benefit, giving a platform to learn from each other’s policies. more

Regional approaches

The OECD works closely with many governments around the world through regional initiatives and activities in order to facilitate policy benchmarking and the exchange of good practices within and across regions.

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Africa, Eurasia, the Middle East and Northern Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Southeast Asia and South East Europe.

Country-specific co-operation

Partner countries' involvement in OECD work is mutually beneficial and essential for keeping the OECD inclusive and relevant. 

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Participation in OECD work

Beyond the Organisation's 36 members, countries and economies may be invited to participate in Committees and other bodies through different types of partnerships. 

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International Organisations

The OECD co-operates closely with a large number of international organisations. The form of this co-operation varies, depending on the issues and circumstances, from jointly financed activities or publications, through formal or informal participation in each other’s events, to exchange of information and statistics. 

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Global South East Europe: Unleashing the Transformation Potential for Growth in the Western Balkans

The latest report from the OECD South East Europe Regional Programme

  • Tracks the changes in the export structures of the Western Balkans and profiles the Product Space of each economy
  • Identifies products for each economy that can help transition to higher value-added outputs and strengthen linkages with global value chains
  • Diagnoses four key sectors across the region with high potential for economic sophistication: agro-food, metals, automotive and machinery
  • Issues targeted recommendations about how to develop these sectors and to create new, higher quality jobs, while providing examples of effective policy initiatives from the OECD economies

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