Publications & Documents


  • 1-April-2016

    English

    Making the Most of Public Investment in the Eastern Slovak Republic

    The Slovak Republic joined the European Union in 2004, the Schengen area in 2007 and the euro in 2009. These events, coupled with decentralisation reform and the creation of administrative regions, have brought significant change. While overall growth has been impressive compared to OECD countries overall, benefits have not accrued equally across the country. Public investment could potentially improve regional conditions and attract private funding, but governance bottlenecks stand in the way. This case study shows that the main obstacles to effective public investment are linked to high local fragmentation as well as the challenges national and subnational administrations face in designing and implementing investment strategies that correspond to local needs. Drawing on a detailed set of indicators, the study provides recommendations to address these challenges and make the most of public investment in the Slovak Republic.

  • 15-March-2016

    English, PDF, 317kb

    Fact sheet: Trends in Medical Education and Training in the Slovak Republic

    In the Slovak Republic, students can access medical education after having completed high school and having passed a university entrance examination. Since 2003, Slovakian medical schools are under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport, which also determines the financial resources available to them.

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  • 19-February-2016

    English

    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, in Bratislava on 19 February 2016

    Mr. Gurría received the International Peace Prize from Slovakia 2015 Award, granted by the Slovak Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He also presented two OECD education reviews on the Slovak Republic and held meetings with government ministers.

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  • 19-February-2016

    English

    International Peace Prize from Slovakia 2015

    Since the beginning of my campaign to become Secretary-General and throughout the first 10 years of my mandate, I have focused my efforts to strengthen the global relevance of this Organisation; to make it more inclusive, more sensitive to the challenges of the developing world; more empathetic to other cultures, other ways of doing things.

  • 19-February-2016

    English

    Launch of two OECD education reviews of the Slovak Republic

    The OECD Review of School Resources sets out how financial, physical, human and even intangible resources such as learning time can be better managed to improve the quality, equity and efficiency of school education. The Skills beyond School Review identifies ways to strengthen the vocational education and training (VET) system.

  • 19-February-2016

    English

    Further education reforms needed to improve performance and equity in Slovak Republic

    The Slovak Republic has undertaken a series of reforms to improve its education system, and the country now needs to use resources more efficiently and improve equity and inclusion in schools, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 19-February-2016

    English

    OECD Reviews of School Resources: Slovak Republic 2015

    The effective use of school resources is a policy priority across OECD countries. The OECD Reviews of School Resources explore how resources can be governed, distributed, utilised and managed to improve the quality, equity and efficiency of school education.
    The series considers four types of resources: financial resources, such as public funding of individual schools; human resources, such as teachers, school leaders and education administrators; physical resources, such as location, buildings and equipment; and other resources, such as learning time.
    This series offers timely policy advice to both governments and the education community. It includes both country reports and thematic studies.

  • 19-February-2016

    English

    A Skills beyond School Review of the Slovak Republic

    Higher level vocational education and training (VET) programmes are facing rapid change and intensifying challenges. What type of training is needed to meet the needs of changing economies? How should the programmes be funded?  How should they be linked to academic and university programmes?  How can employers and unions be engaged? The country reports in this series look at these and other questions. They form part of Skills beyond School, the OECD policy review of postsecondary vocational education and training.

  • 14-January-2016

    English, PDF, 199kb

    Co-operative Research Programme Brochure for 2016-2020

    Agricultural research fellowship award grants and international conferences sponsorships of the Co-operative Research Programme (CRP): Biological Resource Management for Sustainable Agricultural Systems; advice for applicants for funding.

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  • 22-December-2015

    English

    Slovak Republic: Better Co-ordination for Better Policies, Services and Results

    This review analyses public governance in the Slovak Republic and provides recommendations to support ongoing comprehensive public administration reform. The analysis is structured around five key areas: the centre of government’s capacity to steer and lead policy development and implementation; analytical and evaluation capacities; human resources management and civil service; e-government; transparency and integrity in the public administration. The review identifies two main themes running through these five areas: The first is the need for more effective whole-of-government co-ordination of strategy-setting and implementation, led by the centre of government. The second is the need to generate and use evidence more effectively when making decisions.

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