ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT
The OECD is a unique forum where governments work together to addressthe economic, social and environmental challenges of globalisation. TheOECD is also at the forefront of efforts to understand and to help governmentsrespond to new developments and concerns, such as corporate governance,the information economy and the challenges of an ageing population. TheOrganisation provides a setting where governments can compare policyexperiences, seek answers to common problems, identify good practice andwork to co-ordinate domestic and international policies. The OECD member countries are: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile,the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece,Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, theNetherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, the Slovak Republic,Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom and theUnited States. The European Union takes part in the work of the OECD.
www.oecd.orgOECD INVESTMENT COMPACT FOR SOUTH EAST EUROPE
Launched in 2000, the OECD Investment Compact for South East Europesupports governments of the region to improve their investment climate andfoster private sector development. Its members include Albania, Bosnia andHerzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia,the Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia, with Kosovo* as anobserver.Using the OECD methods of policy dialogue and peer learning, the Compactbrings together representatives from South East Europe (SEE) governments toexchange good practices and to use OECD tools and instruments in a way thatis tailored to the needs of the SEE economies and helps them move closer tointernationally recognised standards.
* This designation is without predjudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and theICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence. Hereafter referred to as Kosovo.