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Do you represent a non-profit organisation? Would you like to get involved in our efforts to improve corporate accountability? If so, we warmly invite you to join the OECD Watch network.

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Membership is open to all non-government, not-for-profit entities whose work is relevant and related to the mission of OECD Watch. You can see a list of our current members here.

Why should you become a member?

When you become a member, your organisation will benefit from:

  • Membership in a global civil society community to collaborate on complaints and advocacy, and share expertise on responsible business conduct.
  • Regular updates on the OECD’s promotion of responsible business conduct, developments in complaints, and progress in the network’s goals and agenda.
  • Participation in a global email-list to share work updates, job postings, and joint advocacy efforts on corporate accountability.
  • Invitations to events organized by or with OECD Watch, and to other events related to responsible business conduct and the OECD.
  • Opportunities to directly represent your community or expertise at OECD consultations with governments.
  • Invitations to our global gathering to network and strategise with global civil society (funding opportunities available for members with need).
  • The opportunity to run and serve our Coordination Committee, to help shape our strategic direction.

How does your membership help the network?

Membership in OECD Watch does not only benefit your organisation – it also benefits other individual members and the network as a whole. When you become a member:

  • Other members benefit from learning about your expertise, experience, events, and initiatives. Your participation helps foster best-practice sharing and collaboration across issues, sectors, and geographies.
  • The network benefits from being able to demonstrate to the OECD, governments, and donors broader civil society interest in the OECD’s policy making, and broader civil society guidance and support of OECD Watch’s engagements at the OECD.

Membership criteria

In order to become a member, your organisation must meet the following requirements and commitments:

  • Member organisations must be non-governmental, not-for-profit entities, independent from business and governmental interests and influence over their activities.
  • In general, members should not receive funding from businesses. If they do, they will be asked to explain how their activities are free from business influence despite their receipt of funding from business entities.
  • Members should be committed to the OECD Watch mission.
  • Members commit to providing a financial contribution to the network each year in accordance with a scale based on the organisations’ budget. Organisations that cannot afford to make such a financial contribution can request that this requirement be waived.
  • Members commit to reconfirming their membership in the OECD Watch network every two years and ensuring contact information for the organisation remains up-to-date.
  • Members commit to appropriate confidentiality requirements in the following situations:
    • The OECD sometimes shares with OECD Watch and its members documents that are sensitive or confidential with the understanding that the documents will be kept in confidence within the membership and not disseminated more widely to other civil society or the public. The OECD Watch secretariat will indicate to members when material shared is sensitive or confidential. OECD Watch members agree not to distribute or inappropriately use such sensitive or confidential information.
    • The OECD Watch secretariat sometimes requests that other information or strategic discussions amongst civil society hosted by the network be kept confidential. Upon such requests, members agree to maintain confidentiality of materials or discussions shared.

Become a member

Are you interested in becoming a member of the OECD Watch network? Then download and fill out the membership form and submit it by email to [email protected] with Hannah Greep; [email protected] in cc. We will confirm receipt of your application and aim to let you know the status of your application in approximately one month, but please understand that sometimes there are delays. The Coordination Committee of OECD Watch reviews and approves all membership applications.