New guide: How civil society can influence the OECD accession process

FIDH-Conectas-OECD Watch

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) decided on 25 January 2022 to open discussions with six countries regarding their accession to OECD membership: Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Croatia, Peru, and Romania. In light of this announcement, the International Federation for Humans Rights (FIDH), OECD Watch, and Conectas published the "Civil society guide to influencing the OECD accession process."

Supporting civil society organisations working on the accession process

The guide aims to support civil society organisations working around the accession process. It describes in detail the functioning of the OECD, the three stages of the accession process, and explains how this procedure works for candidate countries wishing to join the organisation.

Following the formal opening of accession discussions, the OECD will prepare individual roadmaps for the detailed assessment process, to confirm that these new countries adhere to the organisation’s values, vision and priorities.

The guide particularly focuses on how civil society organisations can take advantage of the committee review period and demand important policy reforms in candidate states.

The guide is available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.