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'Learning beyond Fifteen' focuses on the development of reading proficiency between the ages of 15 and 24. It explores the results of the Canadian Youth in Transition Survey (YITS) that combines PISA data with a follow-up survey.
The country statistical profiles include a wide range of indicators on economy, education, energy, environment, foreign aid, health, information and communication, labour, migration, R&D, trade and society.
This study examines trends in and key features of policies and programmes used by governments to support innovation in the business sector.
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The 2011 edition of Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators enables countries to see themselves in the light of other countries’ performance.
These country notes contain over 50 indicators which compare the political and institutional frameworks of national governments as well as revenues and expenditures, employment, and compensation. They include a description of government policies on integrity, e-government and open government.
"As one of the 19 founding members of the OECD, Canada has greatly benefited from and contributed to the OECD over the past 50 years", says Judith A. LaRocque, Canadian Ambassador to the OECD.
A. Gurría said that attracting enough high-skilled candidates for some countries may require introducing elements of supply, as well as demand-driven migration in their immigration regimes.
The global recovery is becoming self-sustained and more broad-based but is taking place at different speeds across countries and regions. Tackling high unemployment, fiscal consolidation and global imbalances remain the key challenges, says OECD Secretary-General.
Canada’s challenge is to develop a sustainable green growth strategy centred on innovation and human capital, and design “even better policies for even better lives”, declared A. Gurría at a conference in Ottawa.
"Canada and the OECD have been working together for five decades to produce better policies for better lives. We must use this partnership to reshape the global economy according to new values of inclusiveness, environmental respect and creative interdependence", said Mr. Gurría.