OECD to release findings for nine additional countries/economies for Survey of Adult Skills - Tuesday 28 June 2016


23/06/2016 - The OECD will release the findings for nine additional countries/economies that have taken part in the OECD’s Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) on Tuesday 28 June at 11.00 AM CET.


The OECD tested the skills of more than 50,000 16 to 65 year-olds in Chile, Greece, Indonesia (Jakarta), Israel, Lithuania, New Zealand, Singapore, Slovenia and Turkey. The assessments of reading, numeracy and problem solving abilities measure what people know and how they use their skills at work. These findings will be published together with those for the 24* countries that took part in the first round of the Survey.


The internationally comparable results reveal wide differences both within and between countries, across generations and socio-economic groups. The Survey shows how people’s proficiency in basic skills affects their earnings and employment and their health and involvement in society. It provides new evidence of how effectively countries use their skills and how some are better in making good use of their talent.


The following media events are planned (all local times):


Monday 27 June (UNDER EMBARGO)


ISRAEL     13.00 with William Thorn, Senior Analyst, Directorate for Education and Skills, at the LAMAS (Central Bureau of Statistics) in Tel Aviv: Menachem Begin, 86. To register, contact Lital Cohen–Sarig 


Tuesday 28 June


CHILE      09.30 with Montserrat Gomendio, OECD Deputy Director for Education and Skills; Adriana Delpiano, Chile’s Minister of Education; and Ximena Rincón González, Chile’s Minister of Labour and Social Security, at the Mapuche III Salon, 13th floor, Hotel Galerías, Santiago. To register, contact


LITHUANIA     13:00 with Thomas Weko, Senior Analyst, Directorate for Education and Skills and Minister of Education and Science of Republic of Lithuania, Mrs. Audronė Pitrėnienė in the Ministry of Education and Science, Oval hall, A. Volano g. 2, LT-01516 Vilnius. To register, contact: Lina Vaitkutė:


SINGAPORE     12:00 with Andreas Schleicher, OECD Director for Education and Skills and Ng Cher Pong, Chief Executive of the Singapore Workforce Development Agency, at the Workforce Development Agency, 1 Marina Boulevard #16-01, One Marina Boulevard, Singapore 018989. To register contact; DID: +(65) 6512 1091;  tel. +(65) 65 8268 1707.


SLOVENIA      11.00 with Deborah Rosevaere, OECD Head of the Skills beyond School Division, and Maja Makovec Brencic, Slovenian Minister of Education, Science and Sports of Slovenia, at the Ministry of Education Science and Sports, Masarykova 16, Ljubljana. To register contact tel. +386 1 4005 603


Register for the webinar with Andreas Schleicher, Director of the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills, to present the findings of Skills Matter - Further Results from the Survey of Adult Skills.(June 28, 2016 at 12:00 Paris time.)


1. Go to


2. Click on "Register" and enter the information requested. There is no password required for registration.


3. Click "Submit".


For further information on the report, contact the OECD Media Office (+33 1 4524 9700).


Journalists will be allowed advance access to the electronic versions of Skills Matter: Further Results from the Survey of Adult Skills by e-mail and under embargo, the day before release. Country summaries are also available under embargo for each of the nine countries/economies.


The publication will be sent by e-mail on request only. In asking to receive the report under embargo, journalists undertake to respect the OECD’s embargo procedures. Requests to receive the report under embargo or to obtain a password to access the website should be sent by e-mail to


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