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DevCom - OECD Development Communication Network


Building trust. Fighting fake news. Mobilising partners. For organisations in the development sector, good communications has never been more important. The OECD Development Communication Network (DevCom) helps its members find better ways to engage citizens for their work.

Established in 1988, DevCom brings together the latest advice from practitioners in policy, campaigning and advocacy, together with cutting-edge expertise on public attitudes, marketing and behavioural science.

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DevCom's publications, surveys and reports provide guidance on effective public engagement, based on latest analysis and case samples.


Below is a selection of DevCom’s virtual events in 2023. Click here for a full list. 


Workstream A  
Exploring the challenge of communicating across countries and regions

Workstream B  
Insights from fellow communication experts around the world

Workstream C  
Sharing content and stories on big issues and how our organisations address them

DevCom Zooms In on South-South Cooperation

Peer Learning Series #1:
Public Attitudes & Media Insights

International Women's Day: Promoting Gender Equality

DevCom @ Africa Comms Week

Development Bank Communicators Meet-up

ODA Launch: Achieving Development Results

DevCom @ European Development Days

Nordic-Baltic Communicators Meet-up

SDG Summit: Strengthening the SDGs

DevCom Zooms In on the Asia-Pacific

Peer Learning Series #2: Learning from other Government Departments

COP-28 Summit: Communicating for Climate Action

DevCom Zooms In on Latin America


DevCom Annual Meeting, Madrid


Learn more about DevCom’s current 2023-2024 work programme, and about its activities in 2021-2022

Please note that participation is by invitation only. For more information, please contact For highlights of recent events, please visit The SDG Communicator.

The DevCom Community


DevCom’s activities bring together experts on campaigning, social media and journalism, market research and polling, philanthropy and corporate sustainability, and global policy. It’s work is funded through annual contributions from DevCom member institutions: 


    • Australia, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 
    • Austria, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Austrian Development Agency
    • Brazil, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    • Canada, Global Affairs Canada
    • Finland, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    • France, French Development Agency (AFD)
    • Germany, Federal Ministry for Economic Co-operation and Development (BMZ)
    • Iceland, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    • Ireland, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
    • Italy, Agency for Development Co-operation (AICS)
    • Netherlands, Department of Foreign Affairs
    • Norway, Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)
    • Portugal, Camões Institute of Co-operation and Language, I.P.
    • Sweden, Swedish International Development Co-operation Agency (SIDA)
    • European Commission
    • European Investment Bank (EIB)
    • OPEC Fund for International Development
    • Secretaría General Iberoamericana (SEGIB)
    • Spain, Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID)
    • UN Department of Global Communications (UN)


Get involved


To find out more information or become a member, contact the DevCom Secretariat on





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