School Resources Review

The School Resources Review aims to help countries make resource decisions that support quality, equity and efficiency in school education. The Review provides country-specific and comparative analysis on the use of financial, physical and human resources in school systems. It offers policy advice on how to govern, distribute and manage resources so that they contribute to achieving countries’ educational objectives.

Areas of Work

Thematic comparative reports

Our thematic comparative reports synthesise the Review’s major findings on school resource policies. The reports bring together evidence from research and country practice to explore policy options for governments to consider. 

Working and Learning Together: Rethinking Human Resource Policies for Schools

Responsive School Systems: Connecting Facilities, Sectors and Programmes for Student Success

The Funding of School Education: Connecting Resources and Learning

Country-specific reports

Our country-specific work provides detailed descriptions and analyses of national school resource policies. OECD Country Review Reports are based on intensive study visits to participating countries and provide analyses of strengths and challenges as well as tailored policy advice. Country Background Reports are prepared by participating countries themselves following a common framework.


The School Resources Review

The School Resources Review was launched in 2013 to gather evidence on how school resource policies work in different contexts and help countries exchange best practices and learn from one another.


Analytical approach

Featured Data

Featured data for the main page of the SRR Review



News and Events

On 11 July 2023, the Resourcing School Education for the Digital Age team released the report "Shaping Digital Education: Enabling Factors for Quality, Equity and Efficiency".

On 29 November 2022, the Schooling, Teachers and Teaching team launched the report "Value for Money in School Education: Smart Investments, Quality Outcomes, Equal Opportunities". And since 12 December 2023, also available in French "Optimiser les resources dans l'enseignement scolaire : Investissements judicieux, résultats de qualité, égalité des chances".

On 15 March 2022, the Schooling, Teachers and Teaching team released an Education Policy Review on Quality and Equity of Schooling in the German-speaking Community of Belgium.

In January 2021, the OECD launched a new umbrella project on schooling, teachers and teaching. Read the project description.

The seventh meeting of the Group of National Experts on School Resources took place on 22 June 2020,  back-to-back with the annual project meeting of the Teachers’ Professional Learning Study on 23 June 2020. The meetings were organised remotely via Zoom with a reduced agenda focussing on issues of highest relevance in the context of the Covid-19 crisis.

webinar was organised on Thursday 14 November 2019 for the launch of the project's third thematic report: Working and Learning Together: Rethinking Human Resource Policies for Schools 

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