Publications & Documents


  • 24-June-2011

    English

    Estonia: making the most of globalisation

    Estonia has already experienced many benefits of increasing international integration, most obviously in significant convergence.

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  • 23-June-2011

    English

    The effects of downturns on labour force participation: evidence and causes

    This paper uses an impulse-response function approach to assess the magnitude and persistence of the labour force participation effects of downturns for a sample of 30 countries over the period 1960-2008.

  • 21-June-2011

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    CELE Report: Standardised Design for Schools: Old solution, new context?

    In some countries today, standardised design is presented as a cost-effective solution, which reduces design and construction costs while producing a range of tried and- tested educational environments that support teaching and learning. Could this be a model for the future? &

  • 7-June-2011

    English

    Improving Schools

    Tailored education policy country reviews! A team from the Education and Traning policy division works to support individual OECD member and partner countries in the design and effective implementation of education policies.

  • 7-June-2011

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    Towards an OECD Skills Strategy

    In a context of high unemployment following the crisis and increased global competition, ensuring an adequate supply of skills, maximising their use and optimising further development of skills in the workforce is key to boosting employment and economic growth, and to promoting social inclusion. Skills are thus high on the agenda, nationally and internationally. Public spending on education and training already represents around 13%

  • 6-June-2011

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    Report on the Gender Initiative: Gender Equality in Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship

    The 2011 Meeting of the OECD Council at Ministerial level is the first milestone in the Gender Initiative, which was launched by the OECD to help governments promote gender equality in Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship (the “three Es”).

  • 6-June-2011

    English

    Towards a better understanding of the informal economy

    This paper critically reviews the current state of cross-country research on informality and discusses how existing data sources can be more effectively employed and extended to shed light on the link between public policies and informality.

  • 1-June-2011

    English, , 503kb

    Overcoming School Failure: Background Report for the Czech Republic June 2011

    The Czech Republic has a long tradition of a highly differentiated education system. Tracking occurs very early.

  • 1-June-2011

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    Overcoming School Failure: Spanish National Report May 2011

    The objective of this report is to describe the progress of the Spanish education system as regards policies towards equity and inclusion and towards reducing school failure in the past five years, taking as a reference the OECD’s Report (2007): No more failures: Ten Steps to Equity in Education.

  • 27-May-2011

    English

    Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in Tertiary Education and Employment

    This book examines the transition of young adults with disabilities from school to tertiary education and work. It analyses the policy experiences of several OECD countries and identifies recent trends in access to education and employment as well as best transition policies and practices.

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