Directorate for Education and Skills


OECD Skills Outlook 2015 - Youth, Skills and Employability

Young people around the world are struggling to enter the labour market. In some OECD countries, one in four 16-29 year-olds is neither employed nor in education or training. The OECD Skills Outlook 2015 shows how improving the employability of youth requires a comprehensive approach.


Education at a Glance 2014: OECD Indicators

This annual publication is the authoritative source for accurate and relevant information on the state of education around the world.

Featuring more than 150 charts, 300 tables, and over 100 000 figures, it provides data on the structure, finances, and performance of education systems in the OECD’s 34 member countries, as well as a number of partner countries.



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Students, Computers and Learning - Making the Connection

This book examines how students’ access to and use of information and communication technology (ICT) devices has evolved in recent years, and explores how education systems and schools are integrating ICT into students’ learning experiences.


Universal Basic Skills - What Countries Stand to Gain

This report offers a glimpse of the stunning economic and social benefits that all countries, regardless of their national wealth, stand to gain if they ensure that every child not only has access to education but, through that education, acquires at least the baseline level of skills needed to participate fully in society.

More reports and papers

Does social background thwart aspirations for higher education?
Dirk Van Damme | October 7

Are the world’s schools making inequality worse?
William Schmidt | September 30

Spain’s future prosperity depends on skills
Andreas Schleicher | September 22

Classroom practices and teachers’ beliefs about teaching
Katarzyna Kubacka | September 17

Students, computers and learning: Where’s the connection?
Andreas Schleicher | September 1

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News and events


Education Indicators in Focus No. 35 - How do differences in social and cultural background influence access to higher education and the completion of studies?

Spain’s future prosperity depends on raising skill levels and removing barriers to employment

OECD Skills Strategy Diagnostic Report – Spain

OECD Education and Skills Newsletter  - September 2015

Teaching in Focus No 13 - Teaching beliefs and practice

The archived webinar with Andreas Schleicher Director of the Directorate for Education and Skills at the OECD and Francesco Avvisati, OECD Education Analyst,  discussing the findings from Students, Computers and Learning: Making the Connection, is available here.

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