Publications & Documents

  • 10-February-2014


    Mental Health and Work: United Kingdom

    Tackling mental ill-health of the working-age population is becoming a key issue for labour market and social policies in OECD countries. OECD governments increasingly recognise that policy has a major role to play in keeping people with mental ill-health in employment or bringing those outside of the labour market back to it, and in preventing mental illness. This report on the United Kingdom is the sixth in a series of reports looking at how the broader education, health, social and labour market policy challenges identified in Sick on the Job? Myths and Realities about Mental Health and Work (OECD, 2012) are being tackled in a number of OECD countries.

  • 3-February-2014


    Combating global corruption: More crucial than ever

    Global corruption is one of the greatest challenges of our era: it distorts markets, weakens our governments, raises the costs of doing business, promotes inequalities and erodes our sustainable development efforts, said OECD Secretary-General at Chatham House.

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  • 7-January-2014

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    Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education: Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

    The review explores how systems of evaluation and assessment can be used to improve the quality, equity and efficiency of school education.It looks at pupil assessment, teacher appraisal, school leader appraisal, school evaluation and system evaluation, and how these help to improve pupils’ learning.

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  • 3-December-2013

    English, PDF, 395kb

    PISA 2012 mathematics, reading and science results - United Kingdom

    Note summarising the performance of the United Kingdom in the PISA 2012 assessment of mathematics, reading and science.

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  • 26-November-2013

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    Pensions at a Glance 2013 - Highlights for United Kingdom

    Future public pension replacement rates for full career workers in the United Kingdom are amongst the lowest across the OECD, but replacement rates including well-established private pensions are around the OECD average. Proposed reforms and the introduction of Automatic Enrolment should increase pension adequacy in the long-term...

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  • 21-November-2013

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    Health spending fell in real terms in the United Kingdom in 2010 and 2011, says OECD Health at a Glance report

    Health spending has fallen in the United Kingdom in 2010 and 2011 for the first time since the 1970s, according to a new OECD report. Health at a Glance 2013 says that spending in real terms per capita fell by 1.1% in 2011, following a 2.5% decline in 2010.

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  • 12-November-2013


    Country specific-material

    Two rounds of the Survey of Adult Skills are under way: Round 1 (2008-13) with 24 participating countries, whose results were released in October 2013, and Round 2 (2012-16) with 9 participating countries, whose results will be released in 2016. A third round is scheduled to begin in May 2014.

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  • 7-November-2013


    OECD to launch PISA test for schools in England in 2014

    Individual secondary schools in England will from next year be able to take a version of the OECD’s PISA test in order to benchmark themselves against the world’s best education systems.

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  • 5-November-2013


    OECD report measures human cost of crisis; underlines need to invest in well-being

    The global economic crisis has had a profound impact on people’s well-being, reaching far beyond the loss of jobs and income, and affecting citizens’ satisfaction with their lives and their trust in governments, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 28-October-2013


    OECD Secretary-General in London for the Open Government Partnership Annual Summit (31 October 2013)

    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, will be in London on 31 October 2013 to attend the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Annual Summit. He will participate in a Panel Discussion to highlight the role that multilateral organisations like the OECD can play to help promote good governance in the 21st century.

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