31 January 2018
Paris, France

IIASA - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development taskforce meets in Paris

IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat will lead an official delegation visit to Paris, to enhance research collaborations with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

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© WDG Photo | Shutterstock

During the visit, a high-level IIASA–OECD taskforce will meet to develop projects and actions to underpin the recently signed Memorandum of Understanding between IIASA and the OECD.

The mission of the OECD is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social wellbeing of people around the world. The taskforce meeting between the OECD and IIASA builds on a strong history of mutual collaboration and strategic partnership and aims to jointly shape policies by applying systems thinking to improve the quality of people’s lives.

IIASA-OECD taskforce meeting:

The high-level taskforce meeting will take place with the following OECD stakeholders:

  • Gabriela Ramos, OECD Chief of Staff
  • William Hynes, Advisor to the Secretary-General
  • Simon Buckle, Environment Directorate: Head of the Climate, Biodiversity and Water
  • Dominique Guellec, Science, Technology and Innovation Directorate: Head of Science
       and Technology Policy Division
  • Julia Nielson, Trade and Agriculture Directorate: Head of the Trade and Development 
  • Sebastian Barnes, Economics Department: Counsellor to the Chief Economist
  • Edwin Lau, Governance Directorate: Head of the Reform of the Public Sector Division
  • Joaquim Oliveira Martins, Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development:
       Special Advisor


The Organization for European Economic Cooperation (OEEC) was established in 1948 to run the US-financed Marshall Plan for reconstruction of a continent ravaged by war. By making individual governments recognize the interdependence of their economies, it paved the way for a new era of cooperation that was to change the face of Europe. Encouraged by its success and the prospect of carrying its work forward on a global stage, Canada and the US joined OEEC members in signing the new OECD Convention on 14 December 1960. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) was officially born on 30 September 1961, when the Convention entered into force.

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