The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is an international alliance of national governments that acts as a forum for member countries to develop economic and social policies. It currently has 30 member countries which collectively account for two thirds of the world's goods and services. As part of its work, the OECD collects and disseminates economic data on a wide range of industrial and economic indicators. The OECD data are considered to be accurate and reliable and provide an authoritative means to compare economic indicators across national boundaries.
Among other measures, the OECD produces the following databases:
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