Centre for Educational Research and Innovation - CERI

Strategic Education Governance (SEG)


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The Strategic Education Governance (SEG) project supports countries in developing flexible and adaptive governance processes to be able to deal with the increasing complexity of their education systems. It builds on CERI’s previous work on Governing Complex Education Systems (GCES).

The SEG project plan (pdf) presents in detail the project's rationale, analytical approach, work strands, and the project’s calendar of activities in 2019-2020.



Learn about the aims and origins of the Strategic Education Governance project.


Organisational Framework

The Organisational Framework structures the work of the SEG project in six thematic domains.



Just Released


OECD (2019), Improving School Quality in Norway: The New Competence Development Model, Implementing Education Policies, Éditions OECD Publishing Paris,

This new report applies insights from strategic education governance work, notably on stakeholder involvement, strategic thinking and promoting a whole-of-system approach. It examines how different stakeholders in Norway are rising to the challenge of implementing a new approach to agree on funding allocation for school-based professional development.


To see all previous publications, and other materials such as blogs click here.


Recent Events

SEG Learning Seminar in Denmark (Copenhagen, 15-16 January 2019): "Performance measurement and the use of data for improvement in Danish education". More>> 


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Strands of work

Policy Toolkit

The SEG Project is developing a policy toolkit based on aspirational items to help identify opportunities for improvement and support countries in strategic education governance.


Learning Seminars

SEG Learning Seminars apply OECD's insights on strategic education governance to specific policy challenges. Education systems can draw lessons for governance practice by contrasting and comparing their approaches and the challenges they face. 


Research on innovative governance approaches

Published within the OECD Education Working Papers series, SEG research explores the frontiers of scholarship and practice in order to identify trends, challenges, opportunities, and new ways of thinking as they relate to strategic governance of complex systems.


Related research

Governing Complex Education Systems


Other material

Project brochure: Strategic Education Governance (pdf)



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