The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is an international organization. The goal is to promote policies that foster prosperity, equality, opportunity and well-being of people around the world. The OECD works closely together with governments, policy makers and citizens for a better understanding of economic, social and environmental changes. The OECD serves as a knowledge hub for data and analysis, exchange of experiences and best-practices and sets international standards in a variety of areas.
Based of facts and experiences, the OECD recommends policies to improve people's quality of life. The OECD works with companies within the OECD's Advisory Committee on Business and Industry (BIAC) and with employees representatives within the Advisory Committee of of Trade Unions (TUAC). Close contacts are also maintained with other civil society organizations. Common guidelines are the free-market economy, democratic institutions and the focus on the well-being of all citizens.
The current focus of the OECD's work:
- Restoring trust in the markets and institutions
- Restoring sound public finances as a basis for future, sustainable economic growth
- Supporting new sources of growth through innovation, green growth strategies and the development of new economies
- Ensuring that people of all ages are empowered to work pro-actively and satisfactorily in the workplaces of the future
In Austria, in charge of OECD topics is the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs (BMEIA). As far as topics within the responsibility of the Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs (BMDW) are concerned, they are coordinated by the respective units in the BMDW.
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