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Economic activities

The Office of the Coordinator of Economic and Environmental Activities of the OSCE (OCEEA) works as part of the Secretariat with field operations and OSCE institutions to assist participating States in implementing their economic commitments and in incorporating them into their national policies. This activity mainly affects four areas:

Good governance and the fight against corruption: Avoidance of corruption and conflicts of interest, improvement of the national legal basis for the fight against corruption, introduction of fair and transparent procedures in public procurement.

Fight against money laundering and terrorist financing: Exchange information to better identify, track and prevent money laundering and terrorist financing, promote initiatives to recover stolen assets, strengthen international cooperation and improve financial investigation techniques, conduct national risk assessments and support the implementation of international standards.

Facilitation of traffic, trade and border crossings: Support in the development of international transport and logistics networks connecting Europe and Asia; Dissemination of good practices and standards in transport, combating corruption in customs and border authorities; Promotion of public-private partnerships.

Labor migration: Support in developing and strengthening comprehensive and effective strategies to manage labor migration as an important contribution to security, stability and growth.

The OCEEA also organizes the annual Economic and Environmental Forum and an implementation meeting every year to assess progress in the implementation of economic and environmental commitments by the participating States and to set priorities for further work. The OCEEA works closely with the OSCE Chairmanship and under the direction of the Economic and Environment Committee, a subordinate body to the Permanent Council.

A number of OSCE field operations pursue economic activities. Your work includes:

  • Assistance with national economic reforms
  • Improving conditions for investment and economic development
  • Training events for civil society organizations on economic rights and economic planning
  • Sustainable development and good governance
  • Promoting economic security
  • Promotion of cross-border trade and free economic zones
  • Improvement of the investment climate
  • Promotion of the rural economy
  • Effective management of labor migration.