News & Events

OECD Skills Outlook 2021

August 3, 2021

Lifelong learning is key for individuals to adapt and succeed in labour markets and societies shaped by longer life expectancy, rapid technological advances, globalisation and demographic change, as well as sudden shocks such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Lifelong learning starts in childhood and youth, continuing throughout adulthood and old age. It encompasses formal learning in settings such as schools and training centres, informal and non-formal learning derived from colleagues and workplace trainers, and unintentional learning stemming from spontaneous social interactions.
The OECD Skills Outlook 2021 provides insights on how countries can best support lifelong learning for all and individuals’ ability to learn how to learn.

Read more: