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  • 7-September-2010

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    Investing in the Future

    Educational policies need to be based on a solid understanding of how effectively economies use their talent pool, and of how better skills will translate into better jobs, higher productivity, and ultimately, better economic and social outcomes, according to Angel Gurría.

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  • 27-May-2010

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    Measuring Innovation - A New Perspective

    Measuring Innovation: A New Perspective presents new measures and new ways of looking at traditional indicators. It builds on 50 years of indicator development by OECD and goes beyond R&D to describe the broader context in which innovation occurs. It includes some experimental indicators that provide insight into new areas of policy interest. It highlights measurement gaps and proposes directions for advancing the measurement agenda. This publication begins by describing innovation today. It looks at what is driving innovation in firms, and how the scientific and research landscape is being reconfigured by convergence, interdisciplinarity and the new geography of innovation hot spots. It presents broader measures of innovation, for example using new indicators of investment in intangible assets and trademarks.  Human capital is the basic input of innovation, and a series of indicators looks at how well education systems are contributing to the knowledge and research bases. Further series examine how firms transform skills and knowledge, and shed light on the different roles of public and private investment in fostering innovation and reaping its rewards, with concrete examples from major global challenges such as health and climate change.Measuring Innovation is a major step towards evidence-based innovation policy making. It complements traditional 'positioning'-type indicators with ones that show how innovation is, or could be, linked to policy.  It also recognises that much more remains to be done, and points to the  measurement challenges statisticians, researchers and policy makers alike need to address.
  • 20-May-2010

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    OECD Factbook: Economic, Environmental and Social Statistics

    The OECD Factbook is the best-selling, innovative title from the OECD. It provides a global overview of today’s major economic, social and environmental indicators, presenting them clearly and concisely, and in a range of user-friendly formats.

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  • 15-March-2010

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    Greece - Moving ahead to address the challenges

    In his remarks to the Central Bank of Greece, Mr. Gurría offered the OECD support, expertise, and policy experience to help Greece modernise its economy and put it on a path of sustained growth.

  • 3-December-2009

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    Online Education Database

    Includes statistics on personnel, expenditure, foreign student enrollments, graduates by age and field of education, enrollment by type of institution and total population by sex and age.

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  • 16-November-2009

    English

    Designing Local Skills Strategies

    Higher-level skills are increasingly demanded by the knowledge-based economy. But with rising mobility and demographic change, it is no longer so simple to invest in a skilled workforce for the future. Actions are needed on a variety of fronts, including attracting and retaining talent, better integrating disadvantaged groups into the labour force, and upgrading the skills of low-paid workers. Much of the responsibility for these actions falls squarely on the shoulders of local policy makers. Drawing from a wide array of case studies, this book analyses best-practice local strategies for increasing workforce skills. And it also takes a close look at the opportunities and challenges presented by international migration. The in-depth case studies in this report range from Shanghai’s 'Highland of Talent Strategy' to new 'career ladders' which help immigrants escape low-skilled, low-paid employment in New York. National and local-level recommendations on local skills development are provided, for both OECD and non-OECD countries.
  • 22-October-2009

    English

    Action needed to improve quality and relevance of vocational education and training, says OECD

    Learning for Jobs, the initial report of the OECD policy review of vocational education and training, presents a set of policy recommendations to help countries make their vocational systems more responsive to labour market needs and boost economic growth.

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  • 20-October-2009

    English

    Global Forum on Education

    The OECD Global Forum on Education aims to strengthen and expand OECD networks of education officials and experts to include a wider range of non-member economies.

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  • 10-October-2009

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    Education for the future - Promoting changes in policies and practices: the way forward

    Speaking at the education ministerial round table organised by the UNESCO, Angel Gurría underlined that education is the key to addressing the economic and social challenges of our times, including a way to get out of the crisis faster. According to the OECD Secretary-General, the 21st century schools will need to help young individuals to constantly adapt and grow, to develop their capacity and motivation, to expand their horizons

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  • 8-September-2009

    English

    Invest in education to beat recession, boost earnings

    Growing advantages for the better educated and likely continuing high levels of unemployment as economies move out of recession will provide more and more young people with strong incentives to stay on in education.

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