Portugal’s future economic and social well-being will depend upon securing equitable and high-quality education and jobs while promoting innovation and entrepreneurship.
Total health spending accounted for 9.5% of GDP in Portugal in 2012, slightly above the OECD average of 9.3%.
This policy profile on education in Portugal is part of the new Education Policy Outlook series, which will present comparative analysis of education policies and reforms across OECD countries. Building on the substantial comparative and sectorial policy knowledge base available within the OECD, the series will result in a biannual publication (first volume due in 2015).
Faced with widespread under performance and inequalities of opportunity and outcomes, Portugal is reorganising and modernising its school network, grouping schools in 'clusters' that offer better facilities for all.
This document sets out when Portugal joined the OECD, what its permanent delegation does, and the benefits of OECD membership.