OECD work on education: Programmes


 The OECD has a range of different education programmes, including:

Centre for Effective Learning Environments (CELE LEEP)
Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI)
Policy Advice and Implementation (PAI)
Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC)
Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)
Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS)

A-Z index of Directorate for Education and Skills Work - Please consult this index if you are unable to find a particular area of work undertaken by the OECD  Directorate for Education and Skills. The information is cross-referenced where possible so as to make it easier to locate. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please send a message to



CELE LEEP: Centre for Effective Learning Environments
The 3 key areas of CELE's work programme are: innovation in the design of learning environments; evaluating educational facility policy and practice; and management and sustainability of learning environments. Read more.

  CERI: Centre for Educational Research and Innovation   
CERI’s key goals are to: generate forward-looking research analyses and syntheses; identify and stimulate educational innovation; and promote international exchange of knowledge and experience. Read more. 
PAI: Policy Advice and Implementation
We are providing countries with high-quality and timely policy advice to better design and implement reforms offering policy makers education policy advice and implementation support in two main ways: Education Country Reviews and Policy Dialogue and Implementation Support. Read more.

 ‌ PIAAC: Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies
As part of its Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC),the OECD collects and analyses data that assist governments in assessing, monitoring and analysing the level and distribution of skills among their adult populations as well as the utilisation of skills in different contexts. Read more
  PISA: Programme for International Student Assessment
PISA is an international study that was launched by the OECD in 1997. It aims to evaluate education systems worldwide every three years by assessing 15-year-olds' competencies in the key subjects: reading, mathematics and science. To date over 70 countries and economies have participated in PISA. Read more
  TALIS: Teaching and Learning International Survey
Effective teaching and teachers are key to producing high performing students. TALIS is the first international programme to focus on the learning environment and the working conditions of teachers in schools. TALIS fills important information gaps in the international comparisons of education systems. It offers an opportunity for teachers and school principals to give their input into education analysis and policy development in some key policy areas. Cross-country analysis from TALIS allows countries to identify other countries facing similar challenges and to learn from other policy approaches. Read more. 




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