The OECD

Authored by: Peter Carroll , Aynsley Kellow

Routledge Handbook on the European Union and International Institutions

Print publication date:  November  2012
Online publication date:  December  2012

Print ISBN: 9780415539463
eBook ISBN: 9780203083642
Adobe ISBN: 9781136186509

10.4324/9780203083642.ch17

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Abstract

The EU has been a full participant, but not a voting member, in the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) since the latter’s establishment in 1961. It has also been a full member, with voting rights, in the OECD’s quasi-autonomous, Development Assistance Committee (DAC) since its beginning as the Development Assistance Group (DAG) in 1960. Moreover, European Commission representatives sit regularly on at least 205 OECD committees or subcommittees, each of which meets several times a year for several days, in common with approximately 40,000 public servants drawn from the OECD member countries.

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