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The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is an intergovernmental economic organisation with 35 member countries.

It was founded in 1961 to stimulate economic progress and world trade. It is a forum of countries describing themselves as committed to democracy and the market economy.

It compares policy, seeks answers to common problems, identifies good practices. It tries to coordinate domestic and international policies of its members. Most OECD members are high-income economies with a high Human Development Index (HDI). They are developed countries. OECD is an official United Nations Observer.