A Paris-based organization with 31 member countries, which provides a forum for governments to develop common, cooperative solutions to various social problems–among them environmental and public health issues. For more than 40 years, the OECD has been one of the world’s largest and most reliable sources of comparable statistics and economic and social data. As well as collecting data, the OECD monitors trends, analysis and forecasts economic developments and researches social changes or evolving patterns in trade, environment, agriculture,technology, taxation and more.