Speeches / Presentations

  • 12-September-2011


    Better innovation policies for better lives

    We must reboot our economies with a more intelligent type of growth, driven by new start-ups, innovative small and medium enterprises. We need new ideas, new business models, greener technologies but we also need new skills. Thus, innovation go hand in hand with education and knowledge.

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  • 2-August-2011


    Education reform: a priority for a better future

    Greece needs to look beyond its short-term difficulties and start to prepare for a brighter future. It is at the crossroads, but can succeed, provided that it undertakes and implements relentlessly the right reforms. The reform of education is in fact the key to Greece’s future prosperity.

  • 11-July-2011


    Skills for the 21 century: from lifetime employment to lifetime employability

    What individuals know and can do has a profound impact on the competitiveness, productivity and social cohesion of their countries. But most importantly it has an impact on the quality of their lives; on their achievements and self-fulfilment, according to OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría.

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  • 17-March-2011


    Building a High-Quality Teaching profession

    As fundamental technological and demographic challenges re-shape our economies, the quality of teaching, which is the biggest in-school influence on student learning, is the yardstick for long-term growth, said OECD Secretary-General.

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  • 4-November-2010


    Education Policy Committee at Ministerial Level: Remarks by OECD Secretary-General

    Governments need to become more effective in matching students’ and workers’ skills to the new needs of markets and having effective teachers that can do the job, according to Angel Gurría.

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  • 7-September-2010


    Investing in the Future

    Educational policies need to be based on a solid understanding of how effectively economies use their talent pool, and of how better skills will translate into better jobs, higher productivity, and ultimately, better economic and social outcomes, according to Angel Gurría.

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  • 15-March-2010


    Greece - Moving ahead to address the challenges

    In his remarks to the Central Bank of Greece, Mr. Gurría offered the OECD support, expertise, and policy experience to help Greece modernise its economy and put it on a path of sustained growth.

  • 10-October-2009


    Education for the future - Promoting changes in policies and practices: the way forward

    Speaking at the education ministerial round table organised by the UNESCO, Angel Gurría underlined that education is the key to addressing the economic and social challenges of our times, including a way to get out of the crisis faster. According to the OECD Secretary-General, the 21st century schools will need to help young individuals to constantly adapt and grow, to develop their capacity and motivation, to expand their horizons

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  • 9-octobre-2009

    Français, , 202kb

    Presentation: The political economy of reform: Lessons from pensions, product markets and labour markets in ten OECD countries

    Why are some policy reforms implemented while others languish? This new report aims to answer this important question by looking backwards - at 20 structural reform efforts in 10 OECD countries, during the past two decades.

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  • 7-October-2009

    English, , 2,925kb

    Reform beyond the crisis

    This paper discusses how governments can “seize the moment” of the economic crisis to suggest and implement structural reforms. It examines the particular challenges to reform – and possible solutions to those challenges.

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