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Education requires
huge investment
from governments

It is important
that this investment
has an effect on
educational
outcomes

Teacher salaries and class sizes have an impact on outcomes

Government budgets are limited and they must spend their money efficiently

For the last 15
years, Finland’s
system has been
the most efficient

We can use it
as a measure to
compare other
countries' efficiency

There is no single magic ingredient for
an efficient system – it’s always a combination
of teacher salary, class size and outcomes

Inefficiency can be a result of either underpaying or overpaying teachers

Depending on the country context, efficiency can be improved by either increasing or decreasing
class sizes

Achieving the right
balance of class sizes and
salaries to target
efficiency varies from
country to country

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Efficiency Index

In general, efficient
countries achieve
high outcomes.
Some countries,
may opt
for quality
over efficiency.

Our analysis sheds light
on how countries balance
controllable inputs to produce
educational outcomes

Our Efficiency Index
aims to fuel this debate

To see how each country measures up against others on the key metrics of Efficiency, salaries and pupil/teacher ratio, click on the menu below.
Efficiency Index
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Efficiency Index
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  • PISA Science 2012
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