OECD Education at a Glance 2015


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Published on November 24, 2015

Also available in: German, Spanish, French

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highlights 2015

Archived webinar Education at a Glance 2015 - with Andreas Schleicher, Director of the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills presenting the latest data on the state of education around the world, November 24, 2015.

Overview of the main findings of the 2015 edition of Education at a Glance. Learn more about how education pays off in the labour market, equity in education and the labour market, the difficulties that governments face in financing education and the challenges of the teaching profession.

- Press release: Reducing inequalities and financing education remain key challenges

- Secretary-General's speech: Launch of Education at a Glance 2015


Country-specific Highlights 



Download the indicator tables and charts.



further reading

Education at a Glance results from a long-standing, collaborative effort between OECD governments, the experts and institutions working within the framework of the OECD Indicators of Education Systems (INES) programme and the OECD Secretariat.

Education indicators in focus (EDIF) - Monthly briefs that highlight specific subjects in OECD’s Education at a Glance.  They provide a detailed look into current issues from a global perspective. Each four-page issue contains an engaging mix of text, tables and charts that describe the international context of the most pressing questions in education policy and practice.

Education at a Glance Subnational Supplement.  A supplement to Education at a Glance 2015 that provides select sub-national data for six indicators of the current edition. These include data on educational attainment by selected age groups (Indicator A1), employment rates by educational attainment (Indicator A5), annual expenditure per student (Indicator B1), enrolment rates by age (Indicator C1), enrolment rates in early childhood and primary education (Indicator C2), and enrolment rates and work status of 15-29 year-olds (Indicator C5).

The Education at a Glance Interim Report:  Update of Employment and Educational Attainment indicators. This publication is based on the latest data collection from the INES Network on Labour Market, Economic and Social Outcomes of Learning (LSO), collected in the first half of 2014. It is an update of the series published in Education at a Glance 2014: OECD Indicators, released in September 2014.

ISCED 2011 Operational Manual, Guidelines for Classifying National Education Programmes and related Qualifications. Published on 20 March 2015

OECD work to develop indicators for Education at a Glance: INES Brochure

For more information on activities of the INES Network on Data Collection and Development on Economic, Labour Market and Social Outcomes of Education (LSO): LSO brochure

Blog post: Got a question about education? Education at a Glance probably has the answer


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