Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
This entry provides a general overview on this intergovernmental organization. It traces its origins as a European organization, describes its steady goals and mission as a predominant institution focusing on the development of the economy, and it presents its organizational structure, which emphasizes cooperation between members and representatives. In addition, it analyzes recent internal changes in the organization and external challenges in its environment. Finally, it concludes by critically reviewing its current and future importance in global politics.