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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 the United Kingdom.
The United Kingdom’s 15-year Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme aims to improve the fabric of school buildings and provide investment in information and communications technology, making up for chronic underinvestment in school buildings.
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Scotland’s Building Excellence programme is exploring the implications of curriculum reform for school building design. It includes events which bring together teachers, designers, school managers and local authorities.
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This paper gives an update of the Country Background Report of the United Kingdom that was prepared in the framework of the OECD Thematic Review of Tertiary Education
Too many workers leave the labour market permanently due to health problems, and yet too many people with a disabling condition are denied the opportunity to work. This is a social and economic tragedy common to virtually all OECD countries, and an apparent paradox that needs explaining.
The review assesses the performance of Scottish schools, using PISA findings and national test and examination results. It also examines educational reforms in Scotland in the light of reforms in countries facing similar challenges.
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In 2006, Scotland asked the OECD to examine the performance of its school system within the framework of the OECD’s reviews of national policies for education.
This book reviews the experiences of eight OECD countries which have developed and used performance information in the budget process over the past ten years. The book offers guidelines and recommendations on adapting budget systems to promote the use of performance information.
Despite concern about the negative impacts of globalisation on the economies of OECD regions, "Globalisation and Regional Economies" presents evidence that region-specific advantages remain a significant source of productivity gain for firms.
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The United Kingdom’s welcoming approach to globalisation has contributed to a strong growth performance. GDP per capita is now the third highest in the G7, compared with the lowest 10 years earlier. GDP growth has been close to its trend rate of around 2¾ per cent for a number of years, suggesting that the amplitude of the economic cycle is smaller now than in previous decades. This strong performance is not only due to the