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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is an international organisation with a leading role in the development and implementation of the highest standards in all key areas, such as governance, tax policy, transport infrastructure, agriculture, education, digital economy and innovation, climate and more. The OECD has 38 member states, amongst which the most developed economies in Europe, North America, South America and Asia.

The OECD is one of the world’s largest and most reliable sources of comparable statistical, economic and social data. It monitors trends, collects data, analyses and forecasts economic development, and investigates evolving patterns in a broad range of public policy areas such as agriculture, development co-operation, education, employment, macro-economics, taxation, trade, science, technology, industry and innovation, and environment. Using this data, the OECD provides analysis and recommends evidence-based policies with the ultimate goal of improving people’s lives.

In September 2018, after a thorough compliance review, Bulgaria joined the only OECD legal instrument related to statistics – the Recommendation of the Council on Good Statistical Practice.

In June 2019, the National Statistical Institute received an Associate status in the Committee on Statistics and Statistical Policy (CSSP) of the OECD and its official bodies and has equal rights in the decision-making process with OECD member states.

On 25 January 2022, the OECD Council decided to open accession discussions with Bulgaria and the other candidates to OECD membersip. On 10 June 2022, Bulgaria officially received its Roadmap for joining the Organisation.

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