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Since its creation in 1986, Barcelona Activa has been at the cutting edge of economic development delivery. This study explores in detail how an agency can stimulate a substantive policy shift which led to the restructuring of the economy of Barcelona.
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As part of the OECD review on migrant education, countries were invited to provide information on their national migrant education policies.
In 2008-11, 14 regions in 11 countries underwent the OECD Review of Higher Education in Regional Development aiming to mobilise higher education for economic, social and cultural development of cities and regions.
Across OECD countries, close to 40% of high-school students who come top in science subjects have no interest in pursuing a science-related career, while almost 45% do not want to continue studying science, according to a new OECD report.
Country Notes from OECD Economic Policy Reforms: Going for growth 2011 presenting OECD recommendations for structural reform priorities for individual countries.
In some respects, Spain has joined the ranks of countries with a modern, responsive and creative system of tertiary education. But the tertiary system must accelerate the pace of reform to respond to the social and economic pressures facing Spain.
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Giving Knowledge for Free (Spanish version): El conociomiento libre y los recursos educativos abiertos
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This note, taken from Chapter 3 of Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2009, contains information about the progress in implementing reforms in line with the 2008 priorities for Spain.
Impressive progress has been made in raising participation in early childhood education as well as tertiary educational attainment over the past 30 years. However, the inflow of poorly educated youth into the labour market is unusually heavy for a high income country.
Spain has recently undertaken a major reform of its rural policies. This new framework creates a multi-sectoral and place-based “rural policy of state”, making Spain better equipped to address the challenges and opportunities of rural areas.