Speeches / Presentations

  • 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

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    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

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    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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  • 8-septembre-2009


    La rentabilité de l’investissement dans l’éducation

    Les avantages de plus en plus nets que procure une bonne éducation et le maintien probable de taux de chômage élevés pendant la période de sortie de la crise économique auront pour effet de pousser de plus en plus de jeunes à poursuivre leurs études, a annoncé le Secrétaire général de l'OCDE lors du lancement de l'édition 2009 de Regards sur l'éducation.

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  • 5-July-2009


    The new dynamics of higher education and research for societal change and development

    In his introductory remarks at the UNESCO World Conference on Higher Education, Mr Gurría noted that governments need to address the social and human dimensions of the crisis, which means that recovery plans have to support the most vulnerable and include investing in skills development, education and enhanced training projects.

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  • 16-June-2009


    Launch of the OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS)

    In Mexico for the launch of OECD's report on creating effective teaching and learning environments, Mr. Gurría underlined that the quality of an education system relies on the quality of its teachers and their work.

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