OECD Skills Strategy

Better Skills, Better Jobs, Better Lives: A Strategic Approach to Skills Policies


Highlights (French, German) | Summary in your language | OECD Policy Map on Skills

Chapter 1: Developing relevant skills
Chapter 2: Activating skills
Chapter 3: Putting skills to effective use
Chapter 4: The way forward

"Skills have become the global currency of the 21st century. Without proper investment in skills, people languish on the margins of society, technological progress does not translate into economic growth, and countries can no longer compete in an increasingly knowledge-based global society. The OECD Skills Strategy is designed to help countries build better skills policies and turn them into jobs, growth, and better lives." - Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD

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Published: 21 May 2012 

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Country snapshots

Australia Hungary  Poland
Austria Iceland  Portugal
Belgium India  Russian Federation
Brazil Indonesia                     Slovak Republic
Canada Ireland  Slovenia
Chile Israel  South Africa
China (People's Republic of)   Italy  Spain
Czech Republic Japan  Sweden
Denmark Korea  Switzerland
Estonia Luxembourg  Turkey
Finland Mexico  United Kingdom
France Netherlands  United States
Germany New Zealand  
Greece Norway  

Press material and presentations

News release, 21 May 2012 (French)
OECD Skills Strategy in the news
OECD Skills Strategy: Overview (Prezi)
OECD Skills Strategy: Building the right skills and turning them into better jobs and lives (PowerPoint)
OECD Ministerial Council Meeting 2012: Chair's summary

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