Global Platform of International Public Policies

Reframing knowledge: A comparison of OECD and World Bank discourse on public governance reform

As knowledge producers and transfer agents, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the World Bank (WB) rely on their own research infrastructures to promote the dissemination public governance reform. To enhance their authority and legitimacy, they frame their economic knowledge through prominent documents that set the agenda for policy advisory activities and practices. This paper suggests that the influence of epistemic communities on the extent of change in these international organisations’ agenda-setting depends on their institutional determinants, namely mandate, knowledge production processes and knowledge validation procedures. Both IOs strategically select their preferred sources of expert knowledge. The OECD refers to technical expertise to enhance its new public management agenda through adjustments. The WB is attuned to economic expertise, resulting in transformations of knowledge frames.


Prof. Osmany Porto

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Rescheduling of II ICPDDC – São Paulo, Brazil

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We would like to thank you for your contribution to the II ICPDDC. Due to the outbreak of the Corona Virus (COVID – 19) all over the world and the recent confirmation of 200 cases in Brazil, we regret to inform you that the II ICPDDC must be rescheduled.

This was a difficult decision to make. We have been monitoring the evolution of the situation on a daily basis in the past weeks, as well as the recommendations World Health Organization and the Ministry of Health in Brazil. Considering the health of participants, different university travel bans and the advice of Brazilian institutions to cancel public meetings, we concluded that hosting the conference in May was not prudent.

At this stage, we will work on the Conference logistics of the rescheduling and consult our partners to determine a new date, which will be announced in a few weeks. For participants who won’t be able to attend the conference on the new date, registration fees will be refunded.

All the updates about the Conference will be on our website If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at:

With kind regards,

Osmany Porto de Oliveira
ICPDDC Organizer