This policy profile on education in Chile is part of the new Education Policy Outlook series, which will present comparative analysis of education policies and reforms across OECD countries. Building on the substantial comparative and sectorial policy knowledge base available within the OECD, the series will result in a biannual publication (first volume in 2014).
Chile has made good progress in improving housing conditions, but still around 10% of the population lives in either overcrowded houses, or of inadequate quality and/or with poor access to basic services.
On 7 May 2010 Chile completed the last step in its path to OECD membership. In signing the OECD Convention, Chile pledged its full dedication to achieving the Organisation’s fundamental aims and became the first South American country to join the OECD.
The OECD Mexico Centre serves as regional contact in Latin America for the full range of OECD activities, from the sales of publications, to inquiries from the media, to liaison with governments, parliaments, business, labour and civil society.
This document sets out when Chile joined the OECD, what its permanent delegation does, and the benefits of OECD membership.