Memorandum of Understanding between ADB and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

Institutional Document | October 2013

This memorandum of understanding aims to strengthen and facilitate collaboration between ADB and OECD in matters of common interest and sets out terms and conditions for strategic cooperation on the Asia region.

Representatives of  ADB and OECD have held discussions with a view to enhancing their opportunities for collaboration. It is agreed that enhanced collaboration will strengthen institutional capacities in both organizations and enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the use of their respective resource.

Strategic cooperation in Asia between ADB and OECD aims to achieve the following common objectives:

  • Strengthen opportunities for policy dialogue, knowledge sharing, and mutual learning among policy experts, regional networks, representatives of civil society and the private sector;
  • Strengthen linkages between policy analysis, regional integration and implementation on the ground with a view to enhancing sustainability of reforms;
  • Enhance inclusiveness and institutional learning with a view to upgrading skills and instruments.


  • Preamble
  • Purpose of the MOU
  • Areas of Cooperation
  • Forms of Cooperation
  • Intellectual Property and Disclosure
  • Other Matters
  • Duration
  • Amendment
  • Termination
  • Key Points of Contact

Additional Details

  • ADB administration and governance

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