Lighting the way forward for education

An "education lighthouse for the way out of the crisis" was recently launched in the form of a new OECD web community dedicated to guiding education through the economic crisis. To date, the educationtoday collaborative website features nearly 200 content items from OECD experts and external analysts and is available to anyone who registers via myOECD at

Found at, the site encourages discussions and document-sharing among members of the fast-growing OECD social network and provides links to relevant papers and analysis. Members can also participate in related polls, such as: "Do you think education was also responsible for the financial and economic crisis?" When the Observer went to press, the poll showed 25% of respondents replying "yes", 45% answering "no", and 30% saying "partly".

The OECD Education Directorate will provide up-to-the-minute information, evidence and analysis on the impact of the crisis on education, with concrete examples of how governments and institutions in different countries are coping.

© OECD Observer, No. 275, November 2009

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Consumer price inflation: 1.3% Sep 2020 annual
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Unemployment: 7.3% Sep 2020
Last update: 10 Nov 2020

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