The PCD Unit of the OECD and Circulation of Knowledge on Policy Coherence for Development

  • Ulrike ZeigermannEmail author


This chapter analyses how the identification of Policy Coherence for Development as a political problem has subsequently not only influenced intra-organizational actor-constellations in the secretariat of the OECD but also how organizational structures in the OECD have influenced the orientations and capacities of actors dealing with PCD. Between 2005 and 2015, Policy Coherence for Development was not only integrated into the work of the Development Assistance Committee, but it also became one of the two central pillars of the OECD with the 2012 Development Strategy. The analysis demonstrates that the PCD Unit of the OECD has become an increasingly influential and autonomous policy entrepreneur due to its strategic coalition-building and agenda-setting activities, including in the context of the OECD/PCD Focal Points.


Intra-organizational transfer Framing Autonomisation Policy Coherence for Development Policy entrepreneurs 


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  1. 1.Otto-von-Guericke University MagdeburgMagdeburgGermany

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