OECD Civil Society Portal

Let's work together for better lives

  • At the OECD, we believe that engaging with civil society helps improve our policy recommendations and our impact on society.

  • Governments and policymakers are accountable to a wide array of policy shapers, including civil society. With its subject-matter expertise and field experience, civil society brings vital knowledge to help advance policy change.

  • As public participation, civic engagement, activism and mobilisation evolve, we aim to provide spaces for dialogue, and avenues for civil society contributions.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Joint actions to win the war

The OECD is compiling data, information, analysis and recommendations regarding the health, economic, financial and societal challenges posed by the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please visit our dedicated page for a full suite of coronavirus-related information.

Visit our new policy hub

How to engage with us


The OECD regularly organises public consultations and other calls for contribution, but also asks for your opinion through campaigns and surveys.


Civil society organisations are welcome to join our many conferences, meetings and workshops as well as webinars.


The OECD provides analysis through reports and data, but also a variety of tools allowing to help you support your work.


Contribute to our consultations

Confidential information in OECD Test Guidelines

The Test Guidelines Programme receives proposals for new and innovative methods for chemical safety testing that may contain elements protected by intellectual property. As transparency is important from a regulatory perspective, we are developing a policy to deal with confidentiality claims.

Take the survey by 31 August 2020
Civic space scan of Finland

At the request of the Government of Finland, the OECD’s Observatory of Civic Space is undertaking a civic space scan of Finland, calling for recommendations on the protection and promotion of civic space from national non-governmental actors to inform interviews and a report in late 2020.

Send your ideas by 1 September 2020
Draft toolkit on tax treaty negotiations

The Platform for Collaboration on Tax – a joint initiative of the IMF, OECD, UN and World Bank Group – is seeking public feedback on a draft toolkit (technical and practical considerations as well as skills necessary) designed to help developing countries build capacity in tax treaty negotiations.

Submit your comments by 10 September 2020
Transfer pricing in Brazil

As part of the implementation phase of a joint transfer pricing project between the OECD and Brazil, the OECD Secretariat and Receita Federal do Brasil are seeking public input to inform the work related to the development of safe harbours, other simplification measures and measures for enhanced tax certainty.

Submit your input by 18 September 2020
Due diligence for garment and footwear

We welcome proposals for hosting a partner session (1 or 1.5 hours long) at the 2021 OECD Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector to be held on 2-4 February 2021, where government, business, workers and civil society discuss supply chains in a neutral environment.

Submit your proposal by 25 September 2020
Gender inclusive competition policy

Using a gender lens can improve the effectiveness of competition policy and, in turn, help to addressing gender inequality. To understand how, in practice, operational, analytical or policy changes can create a gender inclusive competition policy, the OECD and the Canadian Competition Bureau are launching this call for proposals. 

Submit your proposal by 1 October 2020
Innovative government responses to COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis has kick-started a need for new approaches. Governments are working hard to rally resources and unify experts from across all sectors toward a common goal. We are issuing a call out to gather innovative, digital and open government solutions, projects and initiatives.

Submit your ideas
Use of open government data in the COVID-19 crisis

The OECD is calling for evidence on the release and use of Open Government Data (OGD) in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Please tell us what data are being released and how entrepreneurs, media, researchers, CSOs, and the public sector are innovating to support countries’ policies and actions.

Submit your evidence
Access to justice in response to the COVID-19 outbreak

How countries are aiming to ensure access to justice while managing the different facets and phases of this crisis that requires joint responsibility and actions? Please share the initiatives you are developing for people-centred justice responses in the provision of legal support.

Submit your evidence

Participate in our events

Explore our new tools

Country Policy Tracker

What are countries doing to contain the spread of the coronavirus? How are countries helping people, small businesses and the economy to weather the crisis and beyond? New initiatives also allow you to track specifically tax, health as well as science and innovation policies by country.

Navigate the global response
Artificial Intelligence (AI) Policy Observatory

AI could have good and bad effects on our lives. OECD.AI helps encourage, nurture and monitor the responsible development of trustworthy AI systems for the benefit of society. It provides multidisciplinary, evidence-based policy analysis and facilitate multi-stakeholder dialogue.

Shape AI public policy
Going Digital Toolkit

How can we realise the immense promises of digital technologies and data for growth and well-being in a fast evolving world? This Going Digital toolkit helps countries assess their state of digital development and formulate policy strategies and approaches in response.

Explore by countries, dimensions and themes
#ClimateAction for better lives

Acting now means we can improve our health, well-being and prosperity. By focusing on 5 sectors, we can tackle up to 90% of emissions. We have the knowledge and the tools to make it happen. We have the financial resources. It’s time to deliver on climate commitments.

25 actions that can get us on track by 2025
PISA test with 2018 reading questions

Some 600,000 students completed the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) in 2018, representing about 32 million 15-year-olds in the schools of the 79 participating countries and economies.

Take the PISA test yourself