School Resources Review

The School Resources Review aims to help countries make resource decisions that support quality, equity and efficiency in school education. The Review provides country-specific and comparative analysis on the use of financial, physical and human resources in school systems. It offers policy advice on how to govern, distribute and manage resources so that they contribute to achieving countries’ educational objectives.

Areas of Work

Our thematic comparative reports synthesise the Review’s major findings on school resource policies. The reports bring together evidence from research and country practice to explore policy options for governments to consider. 

Our country review work provides detailed descriptions of national policies, expert analysis of country-specific strengths and challenges and tailored policy advice for improving the use of school resources in participating countries.

Our literature reviews provide in-depth discussions of research findings on specific themes that are relevant to the Review: 

The School Resources Review

The School Resources Review was launched in 2013 to gather evidence on how school resource policies work in different contexts and help countries exchange best practices and learn from one another.


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News and Events

Save the date: The 6th meeting of the Group of National Experts on School Resources will be held at OECD Boulogne on 10-11 December 2018. Participants should kindly register via their Permanent Delegations to the OECD by 26 November 2018.

If you have questions about the content of the meeting or the registration, please contact Ms. Claire Berthelier (; Tel: +33 (0) 1 85 55 47 34).