Development Committee



David Croft

Reckitt Benckiser
(United Kingdom) 

Secretariat Lead

Benedikt Wiedenhofer

Policy Manager


Marie Gad

Confederation of Danish Industry (DI)



Josafath Rodriguez




Richard Touroude

Federation Nationale Des Travaux Publics (FNTP) / Syndicat Des Entrepreneurs Français Internationaux (SEFI)


  • 01.

    Why OECD Work on Development Policy Matters

    The OECD acts as a leader in international development through the OECD Development Assistance Committee, which provides a forum for the world’s major donor countries to discuss issues surrounding development aid. Based on the Organization’s evidence-based analysis in this area, the OECD develops tools and recommendations to improve the investment climate, foster reform in developing countries, and mitigate risks for private investors through blending to attract the funding necessary for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • 03.

    ow Business Engages with the OECD on Development Policy

    Our Development Committee outlines opportunities for and obstacles to scaling up private sector engagement in developing countries, including activities that contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals. The Committee also coordinates with other Business at OECD Committees in order to streamline development issues into their work and outline the interlinkages between different policies areas. We meet at least once per year in Paris or virtually, convene additional thematic ad-hoc sessions, and organize policy events in partnership with the OECD.
  • 02.

    Our 2024 Priorities

    • Enabling private sector finance for the promotion of emerging market development
    • Encouraging investment for the achievement of the sustainable development goals
    • Developing strategic engagement with the Africa-OECD Partnership
    • Advancing best practices on leveraging private investment for development
    • Ensuring coherent responsible business conduct and development policies
  • 04.

    Our Engagement with OECD Bodies

    • OECD Development Assistance Committee
    • MENA-OECD Competitiveness Program and MENA-OECD Business Advisory Board
    • OECD Private Finance for Sustainable Development Conference
    • OECD Roundtable on Investment and Sustainable Development