Policy Briefs

  • 19-April-2017

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    Reforming Brazil’s pension system

    Brazil’s old-age pensions have reduced old-age poverty below OECD levels, but pension expenditures of 8.2% of GDP are expected to rise rapidly as the population ages. A pension reform is necessary to ensure the financial sustainability of the system.

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  • 20-April-2016

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    Skills in Ibero-America: Insights from PISA 2012

    Despite the progress observed by PISA over the last decade, Latin American education systems still have a long way to go to reach world class standards. Ibero-American countries will also need to rethink their instructional system to better anticipate the knowledge and skills it will need to reignite its economy.

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  • 31-March-2016

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    Greece Policy Brief: Equipping the Young with Sufficient Basic Skills to Succeed in Life

    PISA results show that Greece is not equipping its young people with the basic skills they need to compete in today’s world economy.

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  • 31-January-2016

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    Israel Policy Brief: Improving Vocational Education and Training for More Equity and Growth

    Israel’s economy is threatened by a series of serious skills shortages arising from a retirement wave among highly-skilled migrants.

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  • 15-December-2015

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    Brazil Policy Brief: Developing Skills and Education for Growth

    On a number of measures, Brazil’s performance in recent years has been remarkable. But Brazil still has a long way to travel to close the gap with OECD countries and to ensure all students leave school with the skills needed for life and work.

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  • 31-July-2015

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    South Africa Policy Brief: Improving the Quality and Relevance of Skills

    South Africa has made impressive progress in improving access to education, but persistent inequities and poor education quality lead to low education outcomes.

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  • 11-June-2015

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    Slovenia Policy Brief: Enhancing Skills to Support Productivity Growth

    Better investment in skills would help Slovenia to realise the potential of advanced technology and give a new impetus to the recently stalled growth in productivity.

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  • 30-November-2014

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    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.

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  • 22-April-2013


    Education Policy Outlook

    The Education policy Outlook is a new publication that uses existing knowledge to review education policies and reforms across OECD countries. It will build on substantial comparative and sectorial policy knowledge and on the experience of policy outlooks already developed across the OECD.

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  • 22-April-2013

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    Education Policy Outlook: Australia

    This policy profile on education in Australia is part of the new Education Policy Outlook series, which will present comparative analysis of education policies and reforms across OECD countries. Building on the substantial comparative and sectorial policy knowledge base available within the OECD, the series will result in a biannual publication (first volume in 2014).

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