Within the Secretariat, the Office of the Co-ordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities (OCEEA) works with OSCE field operations and institutions to support participating States in implementing their commitments in the economic sphere and translating them into national policies in four main areas:
Good governance and anti-corruption: preventing corruption and conflicts of interest; improving national anti-corruption regulatory frameworks; and introducing fair and transparent public procurement procedures.
Anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT): exchanging information to more effectively identify, trace, and suppress money laundering and the financing of terrorism; to promoting stolen asset recovery initiatives; strengthening international co-operation and financial investigation techniques; conducting national risk assessments and supporting the implementation of international standards.
Transport, trade and border crossing facilitation: providing support for the development of international transport and logistics networks connecting Europe and Asia; dissemination of best practices and standards in the transport field; combating corruption in customs and border services; facilitating public-private partnerships.
Labour migration: supporting the development of and strengthening comprehensive and effective labour migration management policies as an important contributing factor to security, stability and growth.
OCEEA also organizes the annual Economic and Environmental Forum; holds a yearly Implementation Meeting to assess progress on the implementation of economic and environmental commitments by the OSCE participating States and identify future priorities; and works closely with the Organization's Chairmanship and under the guidance of the Economic and Environmental Committee, a subsidiary body of the Permanent Council.
A number of OSCE field operations conduct economic activities. Their work includes:
- Assisting national economic reform processes;
- Improving conditions for investment and economic development;
- Training civil society organizations on economic rights and economic planning;
- Sustainable development and good governance;
- Promoting economic security;
- Supporting cross-border trade and free economic zones;
- Improving investment climates;
- Stimulating rural economies; and
- Effective labour migration governance.