The world is in the grip of the worst health, social and economic crisis of our lifetime. The 6% contraction in global GDP that we project for 2020 in our most recent Economic Outlook is the largest in the 60 years of the OECD’s existence.
The COVID-19 crisis has transformed remote learning into a crucial element for continuing education. Home has become the learning place, while an internet connection is a lifeline for students.
Joblessness of the young is a particular challenge. The OECD has estimated that in G20 countries 218 million young people aged 15 to 29 are neither in employment nor in education or training. This perpetuates a vicious cycle of exclusion resulting in wasted talent, lower aggregate productivity growth and even greater inequalities.
Higher education is one of the drivers of inclusive growth. Investments in, access to, and the quality of higher education translate into direct benefits for our societies, our economies, our countries. Especially in this age of the knowledge economy, which is so competitive and so complex.
Over the past two decades, this triennial international survey has become the world’s premier yardstick for benchmarking quality, equity and efficiency in learning outcomes across countries.
There are a few ingredients that are common to all high-performing education systems, including Finland. I would like to focus on two this evening: promoting teachers’ excellence, and harnessing technology for better learning.
The future of education is high on the agenda for all countries. Providing quality education and the right mix of skills is essential to prepare today’s children for tomorrow’s world and ensure inclusive and sustainable growth
Me da mucho gusto estar con ustedes para presentar dos estudios que consideramos de gran valor para México: “El Futuro de la Educación Superior en México: Promoviendo Calidad y Equidad” y “La Educación Superior en México: Resultados y Relevancia para el Mercado Laboral”.
Le plus récent de nos instruments, le Cadre d’action de l’OCDE pour les politiques de croissance inclusive, fournit des indications propres à guider les choix des pouvoirs publics dans des domaines clés, qu’il s’agisse par exemple d’investir dans les personnes et les territoires laissés de côté, d’assurer l’égalité des chances ou de renforcer l’inclusivité des marchés du travail.
Equity permeates the work of the OECD and it has been one of our top priorities for the past decade. Our latest tool, the Framework for Policy Action on Inclusive Growth, provides policy advice to inform action in key areas such as: investing in people and places that have been left behind; providing equal opportunities; and supporting inclusive labour markets, among others. Education remains at the core of these objectives.