OECD becomes official EQUALS Global Partner
The EQUALS Global Network Partnership is pleased to announce that the The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has become the latest official EQUALS Global Partner.
The mission of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.The OECD provides a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems.
As part of this, OECD works with governments to understand what drives economic, social and environmental change. The organization measures productivity and global flows of trade and investment, and it analyses and compares data to predict future trends. We set international standards on a wide range of things, from agriculture and tax to the safety of chemicals.
Andrew Wyckoff, Director of the OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation: "Technological advances have changed the world beyond recognition over recent decades, but it’s clear that not everyone has been able to benefit from the 'digital dividends' of this revolution. Many women and girls are excluded from these life changing developments, which is why we are joining the EQUALS network. It’s only through global, cross-sectoral collaboration that we can tackle this new frontier of gender inequality."
More information is available at: www.oecd.org