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The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is an international organization of those developed countries that accept the principles of democracy and a free market economy. It originated as the Organization for European Economy Co-operation (OEEC), to help administer the Marshall Plan for the re-construction of Europe after World War II. Later its membership was extended to non-European states, and in 1961 it was reformed into the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.

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1 Members
2 See also
3 External link


There are thirty full members, nearly all in the high-income group, as defined by the World Bank.

The Commission of the European Union is participating in the work of OECD, along side of the members.

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