Because of their common interests in global entrepreneurship and economic growth, the Kauffman Foundation and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) work together on a number of projects. One multi-year grant established the OECD's Entrepreneurship Indicators Project, which compares entrepreneurship data across several countries around the world. In addition to this ongoing project, the Kauffman Foundation and the OECD collaborate on the OECD's multi-year effort to outline best practices for countries to encourage innovation. Also, the Foundation works with several OECD working groups and committees such as the Working Party on Small-Medium Enterprises and Entrepreneurship and the Committee on Industrial Analysis.
Established in 1961, the Paris, France-based OECD brings together the governments of thirty countries committed to democracy and the market economy. The OECD mission is to support sustainable economic growth, boost employment, raise living standards, maintain financial stability, assist other countries’ economic development, and contribute to growth in world trade. The OECD also shares expertise and exchanges views with more than 100 other countries and economies, from Brazil, China, and Russia to the least developed countries in Africa.
For more than forty years, the OECD has been one of the world's largest and most reliable sources of comparable statistics, and economic and social data. In addition to collecting data, the OECD monitors trends, analyzes and forecasts economic developments, and researches social changes or evolving patterns in trade, environment, agriculture, technology, taxation, and more. The OECD provides a setting where governments compare policy experiences, seek answers to common problems, identify good practice, and coordinate domestic and international policies.