OECD General Secretariat
 
The Secretary General of the OECD since 2006 is the Mexican Ángel Gurría. Mr. Gurría was born on May 8, 20150 in Tampico, Mexico, and joined the OECD after a long career in his country's Public Administration, where he held positions such as Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Secretary of Finance and Public Credit in the 1990s. Mr. Gurría holds a Bachelor's Degree in economics from UNAM (Mexico) and a Master's Degree in economics from the University of Leeds (United Kingdom). He has received honorary degrees from the Universidad de Valle de México, the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, the Universidad Europea de Madrid and the Universities of Leeds, Haifa and Bratislava.
 
The Secretary General is the Chair of the Council, establishing the link between the national delegations and the Secretariat, and is assisted by one or more Deputy Secretaries-General. The Secretariat is composed of some 2,500 members who support the activities of the committees and carry out the work in response to the priorities decided by the OECD Council. The staff includes economists, lawyers, scientists and other professionals. Most staff members are based in Paris, but some work in OECD centres located in other countries.
 
The General Secretariat is structured in different thematic directorates, to which others of a horizontal nature are added such as Communication, Executive Directorate or Legal Affairs.
 
DIRECTORATES AND DEPARTMENTS
 
Economic Directorate (ECO)
The Economic Directorate's main areas of research are economic studies; economic perspectives, analyses and forecasts; monetary and financial issues; public finances and fiscal policy; regulatory reform and competition policy; labour markets, human capital and inequality; productivity and long-term growth; and economic policies to foster green growth. One of the most relevant documents produced annually is the "Global Economic Outlook".
 
More information available at: https://www.oecd.org/eco/ 
 
Statistics Directorate (SDD) 
The statistics produced by the Statistics Directorate focus on: entrepreneurship and business statistics; financial statistics; international trade and balance of payments statistics: labour statistics; main indicators and trend surveys; national accounts; prices and purchasing power parities (PPPs); and productivity statistics.
 
More information available at: https://www.oecd.org/sdd/ 
 
Development and Co-operation Directorate (DCD-DAC) 
The work of the Development and Co-operation Directorate is to promote a coordinated and innovative international action to accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in developing countries and to improve their financing. They support the OECD's Development Assistance Committee (DAC), to help the establishment international principles and standards for development cooperation, and monitor how donors meet their commitments. Benefiting from the OECD experience, the body also supports members and partners with data, analysis and guidance.
 
Its areas of work are: accountable and effective institutions; aid for trade; conflict, fragility and resilience; DAC global relations; effective development cooperation; environment and development; evaluation of development programmes; financing for sustainable development; gender equality and development; DAC members' peer reviews; and results-focused work. Its main annual report is the Development Co-operation Report.
 
More information available at: https://www.oecd.org/dac/ 
 
Directorate for Public Governance and Territorial Development (GOV) 
The main areas of work of the Directorate for Public Governance and Territorial Development are: budgeting and public expenditure; fighting corruption and ensuring integrity in the public sector; public employment and public procurement; e-government and innovation; regulatory policy; and risk governance.
 
One of the most outstanding series of documents it produces is the "Public Governance Reviews", where weaknesses and strengths of government action are analysed and identified.
 
More information available at: http://www.oecd.org/gov/ 

 
Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs (ELS) 
The main research areas of the Directorate for Employment and Social Policy are: social, employment and health policies and data; families and children; pension systems and international migration policies and data.
One of the most relevant documents produced annually is the OECD Employment Outlook, which reviews labour market trends and prospects in OECD countries.
More information available at: https://www.oecd.org/social/ 
 
- Trade and Agriculture Directorate (TAD) 
The main areas of research of the Trade and Agriculture Trade are: policies and support for agriculture, agricultural trade, the benefits of trade liberalization, environment and trade, non-tariff measures, sustainable agriculture, trade and development, and trade facilitation.
One of the most important documents it produces annually is the OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook. 
 
 
Environment Directorate (ENV) 
The Environment Directorate's main areas of research are: management of biodiversity, water and natural resources; chemical safety and biosafety; climate change; environment and trade; environment in emerging and transition economies; and green transport.
 
More information available at: https://www.oecd.org/env/ 
 
Directorate for Education and Skills (EDU) 
The main research areas of the Directorate for Education and Skills are: outcome measurement, teaching and learning, skills development and use, policy development and implementation, and innovation and the future of education.
One of the most outstanding documents it produces annually is the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).
 
More information available at: http://www.oecd.org/education/ 
 
Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry (STI) 
The main research areas of the Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry are: innovation in science, technology and industry, industry and globalisation, emerging technologies, digital economy, and consumer policies.
 
More information available at: http://www.oecd.org/sti/
 
Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs (DAF) 
The main areas of research of the Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs are: competition, financial markets, insurance and pensions, international investments and bribery in international business.
 
More information available at: https://www.oecd.org/tax/ 
 
Centre for Tax Policy and Administration (CTP) 
The main areas of work of the Center for Tax Policy and Administration are: aggressive tax planning, consumption taxes, information exchange, global tax relations in the fiscal context, tax administration, and tax policy analysis.
One of the most outstanding documents produced annually is the "OECD Tax Database".
More information available at: http://www.oecd.org/ctp/​​
 
- Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development (CFE) 
The main research areas of the Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, and Local Development are: SMEs and entrepreneurship, regional development, Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED Programme), and tourism.
 
More information available at: http://www.oecd.org/cfe/​​
 
 
 

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