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Research Guides

UN & Intergovernmental organizations (IGOs)

A guide to major print and electronic IGO information prepared by Sherry Smugler, Nich Worby and Sam-chin Li, University of Toronto Libraries.

Background information


  • The Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development is made up of 34 member countries
  • Forum of countries committed to democracy & the market economy working towards:
    • Sustainable economic growth
    • Financial stability            
    • Improved living standards & employment
    • Economic development of non-member states
  • Principal activities include producing  international economic & social research to help inform policy decisions
  • Formally established in December 1960, headquartered in Paris, principal founding document:

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OECD homepage

The OECD homepage provides access to freely available information, selected documents, statistics, as well as selected tools not available through the iLibrary.

The interactive OECD Data Lab allows you to easily create data visualizations using OECD statistics.

Try some of the following interactive visualizations: