The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) comprises 35 member countries committed to promote democarcy and market economy. Within its sphere of responsibility, it supports governments in exchanging experiences, good practice and in coordinating policies, as well as in searching for answers and solutions to common problems.

Based on the analysis and comparison of the collected data, the OECD aims to identify future trends contributing to the definition of government policies, and promoting greater social inclusion and prosperity among its member countries.

The Directorate-General for Higher Education represents Portugal in the Education Policy Committee that plays an important role in promoting cooperation among member countries in the field of higher education policies, with a view to achieving their economic and social goals.

OECD has developed the “Education GPS”, a tool that allows comparing international data, providing country analyses of education policies and practices, assessing opportunites and achievements.


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