Publications & Documents


  • 20-November-2009

    English

    PIAAC Reading Components: A Conceptual Framework (EDU Working Paper No.33)

    The current paper provides a conceptual framework for the assessment of reading component skills in the OECD’s Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC).

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  • 18-November-2009

    Hungarian, , 1,119kb

  • 16-November-2009

    English

    Designing Local Skills Strategies

    Higher-level skills are increasingly demanded by the knowledge-based economy. But with rising mobility and demographic change, it is no longer so simple to invest in a skilled workforce for the future. Actions are needed on a variety of fronts, including attracting and retaining talent, better integrating disadvantaged groups into the labour force, and upgrading the skills of low-paid workers. Much of the responsibility for these

  • 8-November-2009

    English

    PISA 2006 database

    PISA is a survey of students' skills and knowledge as they approach the end of compulsory education. It is not a conventional school test. Rather than examining how well students have learned the school curriculum, it looks at how well prepared they are for life beyond school.

  • 3-November-2009

    English

    Pedal to the metal: Structural reforms to boost long-term growth in Mexico and spur recovery from the crisis

    While Mexico’s growth performance has gradually improved over the past decades, its convergence toward OECD countries has been less rapid than in several other emerging markets.

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  • 3-November-2009

    English

    Achieving higher performance: Enhancing spending efficiency in health and education in Mexico

    Despite progress over the past two decades Mexico’s health and education indicators remain well below the average of the OECD and some of its Latin American emerging market peers.

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  • 3-November-2009

    English

    How do institutions affect structural unemployment in times of crises?

    This paper examines the effect of economic crises on structural unemployment using an Autoregressive Distributed Lags model and accounting for the role of institutional settings.

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  • 26-October-2009

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    Third Meeting of the National Experts on the Education of Migrants, OECD, Paris, 26-27 October 2009

    The Second Meeting of the Group of National Experts was designed to share experience, discuss additional research findings, hear about the progress made by other international organisations in the area and discuss the policy evaluation framework to be used for country review

  • 23-October-2009

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    Self-evaluation report: City of Berlin

    The Self-evaluation Report for Berlin, Germany was prepared by the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB), as an input to the OECD Review of Higher Education in Regional and City Development.

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  • 22-October-2009

    English

    Action needed to improve quality and relevance of vocational education and training, says OECD

    Learning for Jobs, the initial report of the OECD policy review of vocational education and training, presents a set of policy recommendations to help countries make their vocational systems more responsive to labour market needs and boost economic growth.

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