• OECD PISA 2015

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    More than half a million 15-year-olds took part in the OECD’s latest global education survey, known as PISA. The main focus was on science, an increasingly important part of our economic and social lives.

    Of the 72 countries and economies that took part, Singapore did the best. The top OECD countries were Japan, Estonia, Finland and Canada.

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      • 2 months ago
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      • 3 months ago
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    • Better planning could avoid cities becoming inequality traps - Duration: 114 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      Cities in 9 out of 10 countries studied by the OECD have higher levels of inequality than the respective national average. Better planned urban housing, transport, schooling, public services and em...
    • The growing challenge of youth at risk - Duration: 2 minutes, 1 second.

      • 4 months ago
      The share of young people in France not in education, employment or training (NEET) has risen in recent years. 1.8 million young people are NEETs, around 270,000 more than in 2008. Stephane Carcill...
    • Coordinated international action needed to help migrants - Duration: 115 seconds.

      • 5 months ago
      The OECD’s analysis reveals that immigration is positive in the medium and long-term for public finances, economic growth and job markets. To counter the rising tide of anti-immigration voices, gov...
    • Education – meeting Sustainable Development Goals a challenge for all - Duration: 2 minutes, 13 seconds.

      • 5 months ago
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    • World imports of fake goods worth nearly half a trillion USD a year - Duration: 2 minutes, 31 seconds.

      • 10 months ago
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    • Anti-bribery – the enforcement challenge - Duration: 2 minutes, 59 seconds.

      • 11 months ago
      The biggest challenge in the fight against bribery and corruption is weak enforcement, according to Drago Kos, Chair of the OECD Working Group on Bribery. For more info, visit: http://www.oecd.org/...
    • What is a good quality job? - Duration: 2 minutes, 51 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
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      • 1 year ago
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      • 1 year ago
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      • 1 year ago
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