Publications & Documents


  • 9-December-2014

    English

    Inequality hurts economic growth, finds OECD research

    Reducing income inequality would boost economic growth, according to new OECD analysis. This work finds that countries with lower income inequality grow faster than those with higher inequality.

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  • 4-December-2014

    English

    PISA 2012 Technical report

    The PISA 2012 Technical Report describes the methodology underlying the PISA 2012 survey, which tested 15-year-olds’ competencies in mathematics, reading and science and, in some countries, problem solving and financial literacy.

  • 3-December-2014

    English

    Education and Social Progress

    This project will analyse the role cognitive and non-cognitive skills play in fostering measures of well-being and social progress in OECD countries; and identify how skills can be better developed in formal, non-formal and informal learning environments including family, school and the communit

  • 3-December-2014

    English

    Making economic growth more socially inclusive in Germany

    While past labour market reforms have been successful in terms of employment, the relative poverty risk and income inequality have remained broadly unchanged in recent years.

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  • 2-December-2014

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    OECD Education Today - Man with a mission

    David Puttnam had a storied 30-year career as an independent film producer (The Mission, The Killing Fields, Local Hero, Chariots of Fire, Midnight Express, to cite just a few of his award-winning films) before he retired from film production to focus on public policy related to education, the environment, and the creative and communications industries.

  • 30-November-2014

    English, PDF, 358kb

    India Policy Brief: Improving the Quality of Education and Skills Development

    India has one of the world’s fastest growing economies, but a lack of skills among the working population is one of the main bottlenecks to higher and more inclusive growth.

  • 25-November-2014

    English, Excel, 623kb

    Economic Outlook Annex Tables: Wages, costs, unemployment and inflation

    Statistical Annex tables in Excel format from OECD Economic Outlook. This file includes tables on compensation per employee in the business sector; labour productivity in the business sector; unemployment rates: commonly used definitions; standardised unemployment rates; labour force, employment and unemployment; GDP deflators; private consumption deflators; consumer prices indices; and oil and other primary commodity markets.

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  • 25-November-2014

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    Education Indicators in Focus No. 26 - Learning Begets Learning: Adult Participation in Lifelong Education

    In Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden, participation rates in adult education and learning are over 60%, but they are one-third – or below – in Italy, the Russian Federation and the Slovak Republic.

  • 25-November-2014

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    OECD Education Today - Does lifelong learning perpetuate inequalities in educational opportunities?

    More than 40 years ago, the former French Prime Minister Edgar Faure and his team published one of the most influential educational works of the 20th century: “Learning to Be”, better known as the “Rapport Faure”, in which he mainstreamed the idea of lifelong learning.

  • 18-November-2014

    English

    OECD Education Today - What PISA can – and can’t – tell us about adults’ skills

    Can PISA results predict the quality of a country’s labour force one decade later? To find out, we compared some of the results from the PISA 2000 and PISA 2003 tests with results from the 2012 Survey of Adult Skills (a product of the OECD Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies, or PIAAC).

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