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  • 21-April-2015

    English

    Myths to expel about schooling

    The OECD PISA surveys of educational competence among 15-year-olds have produced many lessons for policymakers since the programme was launched in 2000. They have revealed myths to be aware of as well.

  • 12-March-2015

    English

    Education Indicators in Focus - other languages

    Education Indicators in Focus is a recurring series of briefs that highlight specific indicators in OECD’s Education at a Glance that are of particular interest to policy makers and practitioners.

  • 2-January-2015

    English

    OECD work on Youth

    Giving young people the skills and tools to find a job is not only good for their own prospects and self-esteem, it is also good for economic growth, social cohesion and widespread well-being. That’s why investing in youth must be a policy priority the world over. This page provides an overview of OECD work on the topic of youth.

  • 10-October-2014

    English

    Infinite Connections: The Digital Divide

    In 1973, Martin Cooper, a researcher at Motorola, made the first call from a handheld mobile phone prototype. This phone weighed 1.1 kg, took 10 hours to re-charge and was limited to 30 minutes of talking time. When it was commercialized in 1983, the phone cost approximately 7,000 USD.

  • 18-July-2014

    English, PDF, 300kb

    PISA 2012 Financial Literacy results - New Zealand

    PISA 2012 financial literacy results focusing on the performance of Spain amongst 17 other countries and economies who participated in the assessment: Australia, Belgium (Flemish Community), Shanghai-China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Israel, Italy, Latvia, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, and the United States

  • 26-May-2014

    English

    PISA Data Visualisation Contest

    PISA Data Visualisation Contest

  • 2-May-2014

    English, PDF, 1,907kb

    EDU NAEC Paper Series n° 1. How closely is the distribution of skills related to countries’ overall level of social inequality and economic prosperity?

    Skills are critically important for the economic performance of countries. Greater proficiency in key skills among workers drive productivity and participation in the labour force, thus leading to increased growth and prosperity. In turn, higher economic output provides individuals, companies and the state with the resources to improve the opportunities for acquiring and developing skills.

  • 27-March-2014

    English

    A plan for education

    Jobs, wealth and individual well-being depend on what people can do with what they know. There is no shortcut to equipping people with the right skills and to providing them with opportunities to use their skills effectively. If there’s one lesson the global economy has taught us, it is that governments cannot simply spend their way out of a crisis.

  • 14-March-2014

    English

    Designing Skill-Friendly Tax Policies

    This OECD Skills Strategy Spotlight sets out how the tax code affects skills development decisions, individuals’ and companies' skills decisions.

  • 9-December-2013

    English

    World reaction to PISA

    Much of the media coverage around PISA focused on the strong performance of Asia’s students, leaving many to wonder why other countries failed to score as high.

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