Publications & Documents


  • 22-October-2013

    English

    Brazil should continue efforts to boost education and improve young people’s job prospects

    Brazil’s strong economic growth has helped cut the youth unemployment rate over the past decade to levels below those of most OECD countries. Increased investment in education and vocational training is also helping young people get a foot in the jobs market, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 21-October-2013

    English

    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría welcomes Brazil’s commitment to improving education and playing greater role in PISA Programme

    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría today welcomed Brazil’s further engagement with the Organisation’s world-leading global education assessment programme (PISA) during a signing ceremony in Brasilia with Brazil’s Minister for Education Aloízio Mercadante.

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  • 8-October-2013

    English

    Launch of the OECD Survey of Adult Skills

    We have opened a new gold-mine of knowledge that will be crucial for policy-makers to succeed in their efforts to improve education systems and tackle unemployment effectively. Let me share with you some of our main conclusions and recommendations.

  • 8-October-2013

    English

    Shrinking skills

    Skills are at the heart of today’s successful economies and key to improving people’s jobs prospects. But are countries meeting the skills challenge? A new OECD survey shows some are falling behind.

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  • 8-October-2013

    English

    Boosting skills essential for tackling joblessness and improving well-being, says OECD

    The low-skilled are more likely than others to be unemployed, have bad health and earn much less, according to the first OECD Survey of Adult Skills. Countries with greater inequality in skills proficiency also have higher income inequality.

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  • 8-October-2013

    English

    OECD Skills Outlook 2013 - First Results from the Survey of Adult Skills

    This first OECD Skills Outlook presents the initial results of the Survey of Adult Skills (PIACC), which evaluates the skills of adults in 22 OECD member countries and two partner countries. The survey was designed to provide insights into the availability of some key skills and how they are used at work and at home through the direct assessment of key information processing skills

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  • 3-October-2013

    English

    Education GPS

    Education GPS is the source for internationally comparable data on education policies and practices, opportunities and outcomes. Accessible any time, in real time, the Education GPS provides you with the latest information on how countries are working to develop high-quality and equitable education systems.

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  • 2-October-2013

    English

    OECD Informal Meeting of Ministers of Education (speech)

    Unemployment is high and large numbers of children and adults do not have the basic skills necessary to thrive in today’s global economy. We need to kick-start a global skills revolution and build the policies that will save a whole generation, said OECD Secretary-General.

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  • 26-September-2013

    English, PDF, 437kb

    A Skills beyond School Review of England. Summary in English.

    A Skills beyond School Review of England. Summary in English.

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  • 23-September-2013

    English

    England should expand provision of postsecondary vocational programmes, says OECD

    England should expand the provision of postsecondary vocational training in order to meet the changing needs of students and employers, according to a new OECD report.

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