Like all member countries, Switzerland has a permanent delegation to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris. Represented by the Swiss Ambassador, it has a seat on the OECD Council, the organisation's highest decision-making body. Switzerland contributes to the OECD in accordance with the size of its economy, and helps determine both the work programme and annual budget.
The Swiss delegation follows the work of the OECD in its various institutions and plays an important role in liaising between the Swiss authorities and the OECD Secretariat. It represents Switzerland's interests in multilateral negotiations, identifies areas in which Switzerland can benefit from the OECD and raises awareness of OECD recommendations in Switzerland.