The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) promotes 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
As the OECD turns 50, they are focusing on four main areas:
• Restoring confidence in markets and the institutions and companies
• Re-establishing healthy public finances
• Fostering and supporting new sources of growth
• Ensuring that people of all ages can develop the skills to work productively in future.
The OECD Global Forum on Competition (GFC) brings together high-level competition officials from around the world on a regular basis. Close to 100 competition authorities currently participate in the Forum. The GFC provides an opportunity for policy dialogue between OECD countries and non-OECD economies. The discussion benefits from the input of the Competition Committee whose work has already generated substantial results in many countries, such as the voluntary adoption of ‘best practices’, substantial analytical convergence, the establishment of strong networks of enforcement authorities, and enhanced co-operation in international merger reviews, cartel investigations and other cases. The GFC provides a venue in which these important issues can be debated with competition authorities and other representatives of the developing world. At the same time, given its broad focus on development, the GFC promotes a wider dialogue that encompasses the linkages between competition policy and other cornerstones of economic development.