The OECD helps countries to improve skills governance and the design of both VET programmes and adult learning systems that are responsive to changing skill needs. It supports policymakers through better evidence on the skills of adults and employer needs as well as through advice on good policy practices.

OECD Skills Outlook

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Skills policies play a crucial role in responding to emerging threats, such as environmental degradation & harmful applications of technologies.

The OECD Skills Outlook 2023

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Skills by country

Find out how your country fares on key information processing skills.   


Take the test

The Education and Skills online test is based on the OECD Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC).  It can be used by adults and youth of any age to demonstrate their workforce-readiness skills and benchmark themselves with adults of similar background in their country or internationally.

Key publications on skills