The Social and Solidarity Economy: From the Margins to the Mainstream


Nadim Ahmad


Deputy Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities


Nadim Ahmad is Deputy Director at the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities (CFE), helping to drive momentum in the development of integrated policies that look holistically at people, places and firms, and, in doing so, better policies for better lives, and resilient and sustainable economic growth. In his role, Mr Ahmad  provides intellectual leadership and quality control to ensure that the OECD is at the forefront of policy thinking in the domains covered by CFE.  Mr Ahmad joined the OECD in 2000. Before joining CFE in 2020, he worked in the OECD’s Statistics and Data Directorate, where he led international efforts to better account for globalisation, entrepreneurship and business performance, and, in particular, the role of MNEs and SMEs in global value chains, and the OECD’s Directorate for Science  Technology and Innovation, where he developed the OECD’s first estimates of carbon dioxide emissions embodied in international trade. Prior to joining the OECD, Mr Ahmad worked in the UK’s office for National Statistics (1996-2000) and the UK’s Ministry of Finance (1993-1996). 

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