The Dominican Republic has become the first Caribbean member of the OECD Development Centre and the 39th country overall.
Speaking at OECD headquarters, the Dominican Republic’s President Leonel Fernández said “Joining the Development Centre is going to be of crucial help in defining the policies for our national development.”
The Dominican Republic already plays an active role in the OECD’s work and is currently helping the organisation set up a policy network that brings together OECD and Latin American experts.
The Director of the Centre, Javier Santiso, highlighted his pleasure that the minister of economic affairs, planning and development, Mr Montás, is taking a “direct a personal interest” in strengthening the links between the centre’s policy analysis team and the Republic’s authorities and research institutes.
With the assistance of the economic affairs ministry, the centre is setting up a policy network on fiscal issues which will bring together both OECD and Latin American countries.
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