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OECD health data 2007

This report shows that the number of doctors in OECD countries has increased by 35 per cent over the past fifteen years to 2.8 million. In most countries, this growth was driven largely by rising numbers of specialists – up nearly 50 per cent between...

Education at a glance 2017: OECD indicators

This report addresses the needs of a range of users - from governments seeking to learn policy lessons to the general public wanting to monitor how its country’s schools are progressing in producing world-class students.

Trends in severe disability among elderly people

This paper assesses the most recent evidence on trends in disability among the population aged 65 and over in 12 OECD countries: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States. The focus is on reviewing...

The pursuit of gender equality: an uphill battle

The OECD believes that there is a strong need for further policy action to close gender gaps in education, employment, entrepreneurship and public life.

Education at a glance 2006: Highlights

This detailed, comparable and up-to-date collection of indicators on the performance of education systems focuses on the 30 OECD countries, including Australia, as well as some partner countries. The indicators look at who participates in education, what is spent on it, how education and learning...

Teaching for global competence in a rapidly changing world

This publication sets forward a new framework for global competence developed by OECD, which aligns closely with the definition developed by the Asia Society's Center for Global Education, and provides practical guidance and examples of how educators can embed global competence into their existing curriculum...

Preventing ageing unequally

How will future retirees fare? This report examines the two global megatrends of population ageing and rising inequalities. Key themes for Australia are inequalities in income and health and large regional differences.

OECD regions at a glance 2016

OECD Regions at a Glance shows how regions and cities contribute to national economic growth and well-being.

Competitive cities in the global economy

This report draws out key trends and factors of growth and competitiveness, and identifies some major dilemmas for policymakers.

Embracing innovation in government: global trends 2018

In this annual overview of global government innovation, the OECD warns that the public sector will need a 'major course correction' to come to terms with the uncertainty posed by globalisation, rising inequality and disruptive technologies. The report argues that current government infrastructure is not...