The Observatory of competitiveness (ODC, Observatoire de la compétitivité), supervised by the Minister of the Economy, is available for the Tripartite Coordination Committee and can rely on a network of national and foreign experts to fulfil its missions.
The proper execution of the ODC's work depends directly on the interaction between several actors:
- the Ministry of the Economy's Directorate-General of competitiveness, which coordinates the analysis and research activities, including the statistical component which is provided by STATEC;
- the social partners, in particular through the Economic and Social Council (CES, Conseil économique et social) and the Tripartite Coordination Committee (Comité de coordination tripartite), which issue opinions and recommendations and provide useful inputs;
- national or foreign experts who may be mandated to carry out certain research work and studies.