This year the OECD has published dashboards on adult learning and skills strategy – and a report on engaging low skilled workers in learning.

The dashboard publications have been informed by OECD.Stat – which has data and metadata for OECD countries and selected non-member economies. This allows the organisation to provide comparative data on the current situation in member countries.

The Priorities for Adult Learning dashboard compares the future-readiness of countries’ adult learning systems in seven dimensions: i) urgency, ii) coverage, iii) inclusiveness, iv) flexibility and guidance, v) alignment with skill needs, vi) perceived training impact, and vii) financing. See Getting Skills Right: Adult Learning Systems and Skills Strategy New Zealand to see the findings for New Zealand.

Another recent OECD publication, Getting Skills Right: Engaging Low Skilled Adults in Learning highlights seven action points to create more and better learning opportunities for adults with low skills. It provides practical insights for stakeholders who are directly involved with engaging low-skilled adults in learning, including policy-makers, learning providers and the social partners.