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It is a real pleasure to be back in Brasilia to launch “Investing in Youth: Brazil”. One of Brazil’s greatest assets is its relatively young population. But you can reap a demographic dividend only if the environment is right for harnessing the potential and the talents of the young generation.
One of Brazil’s greatest assets is its relatively young population; but you can reap a demographic dividend only if we create the conditions for harnessing the potential and the talents of this youth. High quality education remains the best engine of social progress and helps our young people find more and better jobs.
Brazil’s strong economic growth has helped cut the youth unemployment rate over the past decade to levels below those of most OECD countries. Increased investment in education and vocational training is also helping young people get a foot in the jobs market, according to a new OECD report.
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría today welcomed Brazil’s further engagement with the Organisation’s world-leading global education assessment programme (PISA) during a signing ceremony in Brasilia with Brazil’s Minister for Education Aloízio Mercadante.
Education at a Glance 2013 - Country notes and key fact tables
This report provides a detailed diagnosis of the youth labour market and education system in Brazil. It takes an international comparative perspective, offering policy options to help improve school-to-work transitions. It also provides an opportunity for other countries to learn from the innovative measures that Brazil has taken to strengthen the skills of youth and their employment outcomes.
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Brazil boasts one of the largest increases in expenditure on education between 2000 and 2009 among the countries for which data was available.
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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.
This report will be useful for professionals in Santa Catarina as well as their Brazilian and international counterparts.