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In 2012, 18% of students in Germany were low performers in mathematics (OECD average: 23%), 14% were low performers in reading (OECD average: 18%), 12% were low performers in science (OECD average: 18%), and 9% were low performers in all three of these subjects (OECD average: 12%).
I want to congratulate Deputy Secretary-General Stefan Kapferer on his move to become the head of the German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW).
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This 4-page online document presents the key findings from OECD Pensions at a Glance 2015 and why it is important for Germany. It also identifies two key pension policy measures which would help improve the performance of pension systems in Germany.
The 2015 edition introduces more detailed analysis of participation in early childhood and tertiary levels of education. The report also examines first generation tertiary-educated adults’ educational and social mobility, labour market outcomes for recent graduates, and participation in employer-sponsored formal and/or non-formal education.
Germany’s foreign aid is at a record high and rising, but more effort will be needed to reach an internationally agreed donors’ target and fulfil Germany’s own goal to send more aid to the neediest countries, according to a new OECD Review.
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This note presents selected findings based on the set of well-being indicators published in How's Life? 2015.
The Secretary-General delivered a speech at the G7 Forum for Dialogue with Women dinner on “Promoting gender equality in the G7 and beyond: education, employment and entrepreneurship”.
Biographical note of Germany's Permanent Representative to the OECD.
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The favourable development of the German labour market since 2009 has continued during 2014. Employment rates have reached 74%, a historical peak level, and unemployment as well as youth unemployment continued to fall.
Specific country notes have been prepared using data from the database OECD Health Statistics 2015, July 2015 version. The notes are available in PDF format.