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As governments and international organisations grapple with an increasingly turbulent economic climate and rising frustration and disquiet among citizens, they require fresh thinking and inspiring ideas. In developing strategies to restore long-term economic growth and employment, policy-makers must ensure that they respond to public demands for a fairer and more inclusive society. The challenge for this year's Forum is clear: how can
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Breaking down barriers to gender equality in education, employment and entrepreneurship would create new sources of economic growth and help make better use of everyone’s skills, according to this new OECD report.
The OECD has launched its Skills Strategy to help governments build economic resilience, boost employment and reinforce social cohesion. Despite the pressure on public finances, spending on education and skills is an investment for the future and must be a priority.
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A country’s success in integrating immigrants’ children is a key benchmark of the efficacy of social policy in general and education policy in particular. The variance in performance gaps between immigrant and non-immigrant students across countries, even after adjusting for socio-economic background, suggests that policy has an important role to play in eliminating such gaps.
Youth unemployment was 21.9% in the UK in March 2012, the second highest rate of G8 countries after Italy. This is close to its 20-year peak of 22.4% at the end of 2011.
The report highlights strategies from other countries that could serve as a model for England as it develops its early childhood education and care programme.
Events for the Programme on Institutional Management in Higher Education (IMHE)
The OECD's Higher Education Programme has established a permanent forum in which education professionals can exchange experiences and benefit from shared reflection, thought and analysis in order to address the issues that concern them.
Without adequate investment in skills, people languish on the margins of society, technological progress does not translate into inclusive economic growth, and countries can no longer compete in an increasingly knowledge-based global society, said OECD Secretary-General.