The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development(OECD) is promoting 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. OECD works with governments to understand what drives economic, social and environmental change. It measure productivity and global flows of trade and investment. It analyses and compares data to predict future trends. OECD sets international standards on all sorts of things, from the safety of chemicals and nuclear power plants to the quality of cucumbers.

OECD looks; too, at issues that directly affect the lives of ordinary people, like how much they pay in taxes and social security, and how much leisure time they can take. OECD compares 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.

Source:  OECD, About OECD  As on date 11th May 2011.