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2030 Agenda and Development

The OECD has been an active member of the G20 Development Working Group (DWG) since its establishment in 2010. The OECD provided analytical support to G20 member countries in order to design the G20 Multi-Year Action Plan (MYAP) on Development adopted at the Seoul Summit. The OECD contributed extensively to the definition of the G20 development concepts, based on growth and resilience, as well as knowledge sharing and policy dialogues to benefit low-income countries. The OECD contributed to the G20 development agenda, in particular on domestic resource mobilization, financial inclusion and infrastructure.

Under the Chinese Presidency, the OECD supported DWG efforts in refocusing the G20 development agenda towards and aligning it closely with the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030, which led to the adaptation by G20 Leaders of the G20 Action Plan on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in 2016.Since then, it has supported the G20 efforts to implement the action plan under the German and Argentinian Presidencies.

The G20 Action Plan on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Under the German Presidency, the OECD actively supported the implementation of the Action Plan by contributing to the finalisation of the  ‘Hamburg Update: Taking forward the G20 Action Plan on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’ together with the UNDP and by supporting the drafting of the Accountability Report. The Hamburg Update is a first step towards putting the G20 Action Plan into practice and making the collective and concrete G20 actions more visible.


The OECD and UNDP co-organise G20 Development Workshop to help G20 Members take stock of the outcomes of the Hamburg Summit and put them in the context of the G20’s overall collective contribution to sustainable development for all; and develop options for further actions that might be needed between now and 2030 for the G20 to raise its ambition. Such workshops were organised under Chinese and German Presidency to facilitate transition to the upcoming Presidencies.

OECD Contribution to the G20

Inclusive Businesses and Sustainable Habitat

Most recently, the OECD has contributed its analysis and policy recommendations to the priorities of the Argentinian G20 Presidency. The OECD contributed its analysis on the potential role of public procurement as a source of growth for inclusive businesses. It has also supported the efforts to promote sustainable habitat, building on the OECD’s extensive work on regional development policies.

Compact with Africa

The OECD is supporting the G20 Africa Partnership, launched by the German Presidency in 2017, as a partner institution of the G20 Compact with Africa.

The Compact with Africa is an initiative of the G20 Finance Track to promote private investment in the African continent, which aims at creating a favourable business environment by improving the macroeconomic, business and financing frameworks for private investment. The OECD is a member of the Africa Advisory Group, which supports the G20 in the steering of this initiative, and contributes to reforms at the country level in areas such as the policy frameworks for investment, domestic resource mobilisation and tax co-operation, or the role of institutional investors for long term investment in Africa

Empowering Girls, Women and Youth in Developing Countries

The OECD supported the G20 development agenda on gender, by contributing to the G20 #eSkills4Girls initiative – together with the G20 members, UNESCO, UN Women and ITU – and the dissemination of information and knowledge as well as policy recommendations, good practices and flagship projects on gender digital equality.

The OECD also contributed to policy dialogue and the development of the G20 Initiative for Rural Youth Employment, which was endorsed by Leaders in Hamburg