OECD Economic Outlook – published November 2014
The mission of the Organization 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. They work with governments to understand what drives economic, social and environmental change.
They measure productivity and global flows of trade and investment. They analyze and compare data to predict future trends.
They set international standards on a wide range of things, from agriculture and tax to the safety of chemicals.
They also look at issues that directly affect everyone’s daily life, like how much people pay in taxes and social security, and how much leisure time they can take.
They 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, they recommend policies designed to improve the quality of people’s lives.
They work with business, through the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD, and with labor, through the Trade Union Advisory Committee.
They have active contacts as well with other civil society organizations.
The common thread of their work is a shared commitment to market economies backed by democratic institutions and focused on the well being of all citizens. Along the way, they also set out to make life harder for the terrorists, tax dodgers, crooked businessmen and others whose actions undermine a fair and open society.
OECD Economic Outlook
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