“In 2018, OECD’s commitment and dedication to promoting “better policies for better
lives” was stronger than ever. As we look ahead, we will uphold the common values
that define our Organisation: global openness, international co-operation, economic
integration, mutual respect and cultural tolerance. We will continue to advance a
more inclusive and sustainable growth model that responds to people’s needs.” Angel
Gurría, OECD Secretary-General.The OECD works on finding evidence-based solutions
to a range of social, economic and environmental challenges. The OECD Secretary-General's
annual report to ministers covers the OECD’s 2018 activities and some 2019 highlights.
It describes the OECD’s work on economics, employment, education, the environment,
and many other fields in the context of a rapidly changing world. It includes the
activities of the Secretary-General and his office, as well as those ofOECD directorates,
agencies, special entities and advisory committees. With almost 60 years of experience
and insights, the OECD is one of the world’s largest and most trusted sources of comparable
statistical data and research. It is also a unique forum and knowledge hub for exchange
of experiences, best-practice sharing, and advice on public policies and global standard-setting.