The OECD

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has 34 member countries. Based in Paris, France, the OECD officially started operations in September 1961. The OECD Convention was signed on 14 December 1960. For more information, please click here.

OECD Observer

An award-winning magazine to keep you ahead of today's economic and social policy challenges.
PRINT RUN: 17,000 copies in English, January 2015. 


The OECD Observer magazine presents concise, up-to-date and authoritative analysis of world economic, social and environmental issues. Since 1962 it has been keeping policymakers, business people, NGOs, researchers and journalists ahead of the policy debate. It is a catalyst for new discussion and ideas, and a source of key data.
To read more, click here.

DISCLAIMER: 

All signed articles in the OECD Observer express the opinions of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of OECD member countries.

All rights reserved. OECD 2015

Requests for permission to copy or translate portions or full text of the articles in the OECD Observer shall be submitted to observer@oecd.org or sent to OECD, 2 rue Andre Pascal, 75775 Paris Cedex 16, France.

Editorial team

Contact OECD Observer at observer@oecd.org.

  • Editor-in-Chief: Rory J. Clarke
  • Planning and development editor: Diana Klein
  • Writers: Brian Keeley, Patrick Love
  • Assistant editor: Justin Dupré-Harbord
  • Editorial assistant: Neïla Bachene
  • Associate French editor: Ileana Epsztajn
  • Associate writer: Lyndon Thompson
  • Marketing and advertising manager: François Barnaud
  • Illustrators:
    David Rooney; André Faber; Charlotte Moreau
  • Cartoon strip: Frankie.org
    Stik

For more on David Rooney's work, see http://www.davidrooney.com/
For more on André Faber's work, contact andre.faber@wanadoo.fr
For more on Stik, visit http://www.stik.biz/business.html and see his other animations on YouTube

Print edition designed and laid out by Design Factory, Dublin, Ireland

Printed by SIEP France

Subscriptions

Subscribe to the print edition today. A subscription to the OECD Observer includes:

  • a free copy of the OECD Yearbook
  • a monthly update of key OECD economic indicators
  • policy briefs
  • promotional discounts on selected books.

See also http://www.oecdobserver.org/subscribe.html. For all order enquiries, contact sales@oecd.org. or contact OECD Observer.

Readers' views

Your views and ideas, whether on Observer articles or OECD issues generally, are welcome. We consider all editorial letters for publication. Please send your letter to observer@oecd.org or write to us by post at OECD, 2 rue Andre Pascal, 75775 Paris Cedex 16, France.

Advertising

For advertising rates in print and online, see here.

Economic data

E-Newsletter

Stay up-to-date with the latest news from the OECD by signing up for our e-newsletter :

Twitter feed

Editor's choice

  • Success story. Discover the story of this young Ethiopian woman who launched a successful business in the footwear industry and became a UN Goodwill Ambassador for Entrepreneurship.
  • Transports in Asia. The Asian Development Bank advocates sustainable transport in a continent where vehicle ownership is perceived as a sign of social success.
  • Vote for your favourite photograph! This World Bank #EachDayISee photo contest aims to display visual stories from all over the world through which people express what they would like to see changed and improved.
  • Why is investment so low in the euro area? This short IMF blog post gives you an insight into the causes of the euro-zone's drastic decline in investment.
  • Have your say! The UN wants to know what matters most to you: pick six global issues in the list and send it to the United Nations.
  • Clear air and healthy lungs: how to better tackle air pollution. From New Delhi to Accra, millions of people breathe polluted air. A new report examines the World Bank’s experience working to improve air quality.
  • The boring secret of great cities. Plenty of things make a city great but what really makes a difference originates in the structure of municipal government according to the OECD's report "The Metropolitan Century".
  • Guinea gets $37.7 million in extra IMF financing to help combat Ebola
  • Towards an international carbon pricing framework? Designing a unified international carbon pricing system could help to move towards a fully functional low-carbon global economy.
  • Putting the global economy on a more virtuous path. Current potential growth rates are well below pre-crisis levels. To avoid stagnation, governments have to put in place robust structural reforms.
  • World Water Day: 22 March 2015 For World Water Day, UN-Water identifies upcoming challenges and sets the theme for the years to come. In 2015, the theme for World Water Day is Water and Sustainable Development.
  • What drives street-based child labour?The ILO, UNICEF, Save the Children and the Lebanese Ministry of Labour launch a first-ever study assessing the scope and characteristics of the increasingly visible phenomenon of one of the worst forms of child labour.
  • No “Grexit”. Speaking to CNBC, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría says he would do everything to make sure Greece does not leave the euro. "Everybody wants Greece to stay in, everybody wants Greece to prosper and to get out of its short-term morass," he told CNBC. Watch the video.
  • engaging citizens
  • Interested in citizen engagement? The World Bank Group offers a four-week online course which aims to teach how citizens can engage in both policymaking and public service delivery.
  • 2.1 million jobs could be created in Europe by 2018 under the three-year investment plan put forward by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, according to the ILO.
  • Become involved in urban flood risk management. This World Bank two-week online forum gives you the opportunity to discuss how to preserve cities from these natural disasters with experts and development leaders.
  • Promoting decent work for migrant workers.This ILO report highlights the need to ensure decent work for migrants, which is part of the global agenda on sustainable development.
  • Composite leading indicators

Most Popular Articles

Subscribe Now

<b>Subscribe now!</b>

To receive your exclusive print editions delivered to you directly


Online edition
Previous editions

Poll

What issue are you most concerned about in 2015?

Euro crisis
Unemployment
Global warming
International conflict
Other

OECD Insights Blog

NOTE: All signed articles in the OECD Observer express the opinions of the authors
and do not necessarily represent the official views of OECD member countries.

All rights reserved. OECD 2015