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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Education Policy Outlook 2015 - Making Reforms Happen

The 2015 edition of the Education Policy Outlook provides a comparative review of policy trends. It explores specific reforms adopted across the OECD over the past seven years to help countries learn from one another and choose the reforms best adapted to their needs and context.


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

(Learning) time is on their side
Marilyn Achiron | August 25

Denmark: Still worth getting to
Craig Willy | August 21

What are the risks of missing out on upper secondary education?
Dirk Van Damme | August 13

What do youth think?
Marilyn Achiron | August 4

Future shock
Marilyn Achiron | July 29

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News and events


The OECD-Singapore Conference on Higher Education Futures (Singapore, October 14-15 2015)

PISA in Focus No. 54 - Is spending more hours in class better for learning?

Education Indicators in Focus No. 34 - What are the advantages today of having an upper secondary qualification?

Early childhood education and care pedagogy review: England

PISA in Focus No. 53 - Can the performance gap between immigrant and non-immigrant students be closed?

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