Publications & Documents


  • 6-January-2011

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    PISA 2009 database

    PISA is a survey of students' skills and knowledge as they approach the end of compulsory education. Rather than examining how well students have learned the school curriculum, it looks at how well prepared they are for life beyond school.

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  • 3-January-2011

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    Learning for Jobs, OECD Reviews of Vocational Education and Training, United States: South Carolina

    This review of vocational education and training (VET) in the United States is part of ―Learning for Jobs‖, the OECD policy study of VET – a programme of analytical work and individual country reviews designed to help countries make their VET systems more responsive to labour market

  • 15-December-2010

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    Invest in youth to tackle jobs crisis

    The global economy is recovering but youth unemployment is getting worse. Young people are more than twice as likely to be unemployed as the average worker, yet few governments are taking proactive steps to boost youth employment.

  • 14-December-2010

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    Does fiscal decentralisation strengthen social capital? Cross-country evidence and the experiences of Brazil and Indonesia

    This paper tests the hypothesis that, by giving people more voice in the government decision-making process, fiscal decentralisation fosters social capital, measured in terms of interpersonal trust.

  • 14-December-2010

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    AHELO Newsletter - December 2010

    What is new with AHELO? In this December 2010 issue of the Newsletter: Update on country participation; Strong progress with instrument development; Work starting on the contextual dimension; What the experts involved say about AHELO, Next steps and timeline.

  • 12-December-2010

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    Boosting jobs and skills - article

    Unemployment soared in the crisis, and creating jobs is now a major policy priority. But jobs alone will not be enough. A greater emphasis on skills will be needed for the recovery to last.

  • 9-December-2010

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    Regulatory reforms to unlock long–term growth in Turkey

    In the 2000s, Turkey has enjoyed rapid catching–up. This was possible despite the adverse business environment, as the semi–formal and informal economy had a significant contribution to the expansion of the private sector.

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  • 7-December-2010

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    Korea and Finland top OECD’s latest PISA survey of education performance

    Korea and Finland top the OECD’s latest PISA survey of reading literacy among 15-year olds, which for the first time tested students’ ability to manage digital information, according to OECD's PISA 2009 results.

  • 7-December-2010

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    Visit of the OECD Secretary-General to the United States (Washington, 6-7 December 2010)

    During his mission to Washington, Angel Gurría will give a press conference with Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education, for the presentation of the PISA results. He will also discuss a range of key policy issues with government officials, leading policy makers and business representatives.

  • 7-December-2010

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    Strong Performers and Successful Reformers in Education: Lessons from PISA for the United States

    The US' performance in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is benchmarked against high performing and fast improving countries/economies participating in PISA

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