Video On Demand

Brazil’s Accession to the OECD

February 23, 2021 • 10:00 – 11:00 am EST

Please join the CSIS Americas Program for a virtual armchair discussion with Minister Paulo Guedes to discuss Brazil's potential accession to the OECD.

The Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is an intergovernmental economic organization designed to stimulate economic progress and world trade. Brazil has been the OECD’s most engaged Key Partner for over two decades, and formally requested full OECD membership in 2017. Brazil’s accession to the OECD would provide a strong incentive to institute much-needed reforms, encourage foreign investment, and offer support as its developing economy struggles to recover from the economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. If Brazil were to join, it would become only the fifth Latin American member country alongside Colombia, Chile, Costa Rica (in accession process), and Mexico.

This event will feature Paulo Guedes, Minister of the Economy of Brazil, and will be moderated by Senior Vice President Daniel F. Runde. Ambassador Nestor Forster Jr. will provide introductory remarks. The discussion will highlight the steps Brazil has already taken to comply with OECD membership requirements, what further reforms the country should consider, and how the U.S. can best support Brazil’s accession process.

This event is made possible through general support to CSIS.

Daniel F. Runde
Senior Vice President; William A. Schreyer Chair; Director, Project on Prosperity and Development

Ambassador Nestor Forster Jr.

Ambassador of Brazil to the United States