Research and knowledge management


  • Education GPS

    Education GPS is the OECD source for internationally comparable data and analysis on education policies and practices, opportunities and outcomes. Accessible any time, in real time, the Education GPS provides you with the latest information on how countries are working to develop high-quality and equitable education systems.

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  • Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI)

    The Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) does extensive research work which covers learning at all ages, from birth to old age. It goes beyond the formal education system. While having a particular concern with emerging trends and issues, CERI reflects on the futures of schools and universities.

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  • 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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Trends Spotlight #4: Think Green - Education plays a crucial role in raising awareness of environmental challenges. For basic education as well as vocational education and training, policy measures such as work-based learning can be powerful tools to strengthen the link between skills development and the green-growth agenda of countries.

Measuring Innovation in Education - New international report with comparative data about innovation in education compared to other sectors.  This book is the beginning of a new journey: it calls for innovations in the field of measurement – and not just of education. Read the Executive Summary, Country Notes and other information here

Trends Spotlight #3: Urban Life - The rise of urbanisation poses both opportunities and challenges for education – most notably, in developing policies that will ensure that education thrives in tandem with increasing urbanisation.

High Level Policy Forum "Skills for Social Progress"  This Forum was hosted by the Ministry of Education of Brazil, OECD and Instituto Ayrton Senna  on the 24-25 March 2014, in São Paulo, Brazil

Designing 21st century learning environments  Innovation is a key element of today’s societies and economies, and that includes how we learn. Much has been written about innovation in education, but what does it really mean in practice in terms of content, organisation of learning, roles of teachers, etc.? How does one design a powerful learning environment that enables students to thrive in the 21st century?


Education at a Glance 2014: OECD Indicators Featuring more than 150 charts, 300 tables, and over 100 000 figures, it provides data on the structure, finances, and performance of education systems in the OECD’s 34 member countries, as well as a number of partner countries.


Diverging levels of research efficiency change the global landscape of innovation (Dirk Van Damme, Head of the Innovation and Measuring Progress division, Directorate for Education and Skills)
Recovering from the current recession and building a sustainable economy based on growth and social progress require investments in innovative research. No future is imaginable without a new wave of innovation.


Skills for the digital economy  - Digital economies are powered by skills. People with the high-end skills needed to invent and apply new technologies are in high demand the world over. At the same time, the portfolio of basic skills needed to navigate technology-rich environments and function effectively in our connected societies has expanded. How severe is the shortage of ICT skills? And what needs to be done to fill the gaps?    



  Education Today 2013 - The OECD Perspective - What does the OECD have to say about the state of education today? What are the main OECD messages on early childhood education, teacher policies and tertiary education? What about student performance, educational spending and equity in education? OECD work on these important education topics and others have been brought together in a single accessible source updating the first edition of Education Today which came out in March 2009.
  The more the merrier.  Who is responsible for successes and failures of schools? A new Education Working Paper says  involving parents and students can help improve education systems by including them in accountability and school achievement processes.
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