Better skills policies help build economic resilience, boost employment and reinforce
social cohesion. The OECD Skills Strategy provides countries with a framework to analyse
their skills strengths and challenges. Each OECD Skills Strategy diagnostic report
reflects a set of skills challenges identified by broad stakeholder engagement and
OECD comparative evidence while offering concrete examples of how other countries
have tackled similar skills challenges.
These reports tackle questions such as: How can countries maximise their skills potential?
How can they improve their performance in developing relevant skills, activating skills
supply and using skills effectively? What is the benefit of a whole-of-government
approach to skills? How can governments build stronger partnerships with employers,
trade unions, teachers and students to deliver better skills outcomes? OECD Skills
Strategy diagnostic reports provide new insights into these questions and help identify
the core components of successful skills strategies.
This report is part of the OECD’s ongoing work on building effective national and
local skills strategies.
This report was written by Dr. Bruno Tindemans and Dr. Vickie Dekocker from the Centre of Expertise on Innovative Learning Pathways. It is an independent follow-up report to the OECD report “OECD Skills Strategy Flanders: Assessment and Recommendations”.