The OECD Forum opened yesterday in Paris to debate the most pressing social and economic challenges confronting society. Leaders and influencers from all sectors of civil society are here. The speakers include former and current heads of state and government, leaders of NGOs and trade unions, academics and the press.
I met some Brazilians there and we talked about the possibility of Brazil finally getting into the “club”. Getting an OECD membership is a big step towards committing to international governance. It would help attract foreign investment to Brazil. An OECD analyst told me that many members have joined when there were scandals going on in there countries. So apparently the domestic turbulences in Brazil would be not a problem.
The OECD Forum in Paris.