Assessment by international organisations

The performances of Belgium in science, technology, innovation and competitiveness are regularly assessed at international level. Below is a series of evaluation reports from prominent international bodies that illustrate the relative strengths and weaknesses of the Belgian innovation system.


The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) was established in 1961 to stimulate economic development and world trade. The number of member countries has grown from the original 20 to 36 today. Its current mission is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. The OECD provides a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems.