Government Publications: OECD

A brief guide to locating federal and state government publication for Australia, and selected other countries.

Official Website


Official OECD website. It is a great resource for finding and comparing country data and information, mainly with an economics focus. The website includes:

  • An overview of the OECD
  • Information and statistics on all countries across the world (Click on the countries tab, then select the country of interest).
  • Country comparisons on a vast range of political, social and economic topics.
  • Statistics.
  • The latest news and developments around the world.

OECD iLibrary

Connect to OECD iLibrary via Direct Connection

"OECD iLibrary is OECD's Online Library for books, papers and statistics and the gateway to OECD's analysis and data. It replaces SourceOECD, and hosts all content so users can find - and cite - tables and databases as easily as articles or chapters. OECD iLibrary contains all the publications and datasets released by OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development), International Energy Agency (IEA), Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), OECD Development Centre, PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment), and International Transport Forum (ITF) since 1998 - currently (October 2010) 1,000 journal issues, 2,900 working papers, 2,500 multi-lingual summaries, 6,200 e-book titles, 14,000 tables and graphs, 21,000 chapters and articles, and 390 complete databases with more than 4 billion data points."--About.

 Subject headings

  • International economic relations--Databases.
  • International cooperation--Databases.

OECD stands for...

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

OECD, based in Paris, is a forum permitting governments of industrialized democracies to study and formulate policies in all economic and social spheres. 


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OECD Data for Australia

Australia: Country Web Pages

Australia:Country Web Pages is a one-stop-shop for OECD reports and statistics on Australia. Browse the documents in chronological order or by topic (e.g. economy, trade, development, environment, energy, social issues).