15 juin 2016

What does mainstreaming biodiversity mean?

By Patrick Love. Before there was the Insights blog, there were the Insights books. One of the first, on sustainable development, mentioned “a magical place, seemingly untouched for thousands of years”, on the Poland-Belarus border. More...

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What is blocking business investment and productivity growth?

By Adrian Blundell-Wignall. More than seven years after the global financial crisis reached its trough the world economy is still sputtering. Banking systems in advanced economies have been strengthened and recapitalised, regulatory reforms of financial systems are well into their implementation stage and monetary policy remains highly supportive. More...

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How can the Netherlands move its school system “from good to great”?

Education & Skills TodayBy Montserrat Gomendio. A new OECD review of the Netherlands education system offers a roadmap towards excellence. Netherlands 2016: Foundations for the Future, based on data from both PISA and the Survey of Adult Skills, confirms that the country already enjoys a high-quality and highly equitable education system. More...

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No gain without (some) pain

Education & Skills TodayBy Bonaventura Francesco Pacileo. When Tim Duncan, captain of the the US National Basketball Association’s San Antonio Spurs, was spotted wearing a T-shirt saying “4 out of 3 people struggle with math”, everyone realised that he was counting himself among those who have a hard time with fractions, making the joke even funnier. More...

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Towards better tools to measure social and emotional skills

Education & Skills TodayBy Anna Choi and Koji Miyamoto. Common sense and hard evidence point to the significant impact of socio-emotional skills such as perseverance and responsibility on children's lifetime success. Empowered children are much more likely to finish college, maintain healthy lifestyles and be happy. More...

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Going beyond education policies – how can PISA help turn policy into practice?

Education & Skills TodayBy Andreas Schleicher. How are policy makers in the United States using data to help districts maximise their impact? And, what tools do districts need to work together in order to build stronger communities?  The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in the United States has transferred a great deal of autonomy to states and districts. More...

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Tax incentives and skills: A cautionary tale about the risk of complexity

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and DevelopmentPosted by . Tax incentives are used widely across OECD countries to incentivise individuals to invest in post-compulsory education and training – however little is known about their effectiveness. Recent evidence from the United States highlights the risk of creating overly complex systems in which the embedded incentives are no longer fully understood by individuals. More...

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Are we only apparently mismatched? Reasons and consequences of apparent qualification mismatch

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and DevelopmentPosted by . Measuring skills can be problematic as adequate proxies are, in many cases, not readily available. ‘Qualification levels’ are among the most commonly used proxies for skills as they can be found in large datasets produced by national statistical offices and updated regularly. More...

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A more skilled population ahead: age or cohort effects?

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and DevelopmentPosted by . In 2012, the OECD released the first results of the Survey of Adults Skills. Workers in Japan and Finland showed higher proficiency than workers in Spain or Italy. Those findings captured the media attention, as OECD country rankings typically do. But there is much more in the data. More...

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The contribution of weak investment to the productivity slowdown

https://oecdecoscope.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/cropped-blog-clouds.jpgPosted . Concerns around weak productivity growth are everywhere these days. As the latest OECD Economic Outlook notes, since the mid-2000s, productivity growth has been markedly lower than at any other time since the 1950s. In response, the OECD has just launched the Global Forum on Productivity, an initiative to foster international co-operation between public bodies who promote productivity-enhancing policies. More...

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