Andreas Schleicher, OECD staff
"A defining characteristic of work at the OECD is its evidence-driven effort to improve policies, with a focus on addressing the long-term social and economic implications of public policy, rather than getting bogged down with short-term administrative fixes.
This kind of work will become ever more important, as the best performing systems, not simply improvement by national standards, increasingly become the yardstick for success. In a world that is indifferent to tradition and past reputations, unforgiving of frailty and ignorant of custom or practice, success will go to those individuals and countries which are swift to adapt, slow to complain and open to change. OECD’s work can help governments to ensure that their countries rise to the challenges."
Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the OECD's Secretary-General
Prior to OECD:
Head of Division and Special Advisor to the Secretary-General on Education Policy
Director for Analysis at the International Association for Educational Achievement (Netherlands)
MSc in Mathematics