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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Created in 1961 and based in Paris, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) now includes the governments of 30 member states which share common principles of democracy and market economy, and which aim to support lasting economic growth, to develop employment, and to help other countries to develop their own economies.

The OECD enables governments to have a framework in which to compare their experience on issues of public actions, to look for solutions to common problems, to identify good practices and to coordinate their national and international policies.

For 50 years, the OECD has been one of the most important and reliable sources of comparable statistical, economic, and social data. 

Working group on migration

The OLAI is a member of the working group on migration. This group regularly brings together high-level representatives in charge of migration and integration issues in OECD countries in order to discuss and debate current issues related to international migration.

Continuous Reporting System on Migration of the OECD (SOPEMI)

The OLAI is also a member of the OECD's expert group on the Continuous Reporting System on Migration (SOPEMI).

SOPEMI establishes national reports whose data are used to create long term harmonised statistics on migration flows, which are published each year in a booklet entitled "International Migration Outlook". This work analyses recent developments in migration movements and policies, as well as the economic and social aspects of migration across OECD countries.