This first OECD Skills Outlook presents the initial results of the Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC), which evaluates the skills of adults in 24 countries. It provides insights into the availability of some of the key skills and how they are used at work and at home. A major component is the direct assessment of key information-processing skills: literacy, numeracy and problem solving in the context of technology-rich environments.
Proficiency in literacy and numeracy differs widely across the countries and subnational entities who participated in the Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC).
The full report and interactive tools are available at http://skills.oecd.org/skillsoutlook.html.