The OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development) is an international organization focused on democracy, market economies, and public policy. The IUB Libraries’ website provides access to the OECD’s library, which for the last 40 years, has been one of the world’s largest publishers of comparable statistics related to economic and social data. The OECD is an excellent source for evaluating trends and forecasts in economic developments, social changes, and evolving patterns in trade, the environment, agriculture, technology, and taxation.
In one of its most recent publications, Trends Shaping Education 2010, the OECD tackles the following issues: What does it mean for education that our societies are increasingly diverse? How is global economic power shifting towards new countries? How will environmental changes affect education in the coming decades? If you are curious about the interplay between education, the economy, the environment, and globalization, then this will be a great resource for you.