OECD Skills Strategy 2019

Skills to Shape a Better Future

The OECD Skills Strategy provides a strategic and comprehensive approach for ensuring that people and countries have the skills to thrive in a complex, interconnected and rapidly changing world. The updated 2019 OECD Skills Strategy takes account of the lessons learned from applying the original skills strategy in 11 countries since 2012, while also incorporating new OECD evidence about the skills implications of megatrends, such as globalisation, digitalisation, population ageing, and migration. The Strategy also incorporates new learning from across the OECD about skills policies that work in these three broad components: developing relevant skills over the life course, using skills effectively in work and society, and strengthening the governance of skills systems.

Published on May 22, 2019Also available in: Spanish, French


Abbreviations and acronyms
Executive summary
Re-engineering skills systems
Updating the OECD Skills Strategy
The skills implications of megatrends
Developing relevant skills over the life course
Using skills effectively in work and society
Strengthening the governance of skills systems
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