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The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) produces independent analysis and statistics to promote policies to improve economic and social wellbeing across the globe.

An active member since 1971, Australia works with the OECD and member governments to find solutions to common problems through independent analysis and information sharing. Australia maintains a permanent delegation to the OECD, which includes officials from a range of government agencies.

OECD member countries

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Australia and the OECD

The OECD and Australia share a focus on inclusive economic growth.

Australia values the OECD's evidence-based economic and social policy analysis across issues including health, education, employment, trade, investment, agriculture, food security, energy, the environment, climate change and development cooperation.

Making connections

Australia supports the OECD's efforts to engage with countries beyond its membership to ensure ongoing influence. The OECD has increased engagement with emerging and developing countries through key partner, regional and country programs. Australia participates in the OECD Southeast Asia Regional Programme. Through this program, the OECD supports policy reforms and regional integration efforts in South East Asia.


For general OECD information, visit the OECD website.

For OECD publications, email

For general enquiries on Australia and the OECD, call +61 2 6261 1305.

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