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Centre for Educational Research and Innovation Governing Board (CERI)
Ms. Hege Nilssen   
Bureau Members:   
Ms. Aune Valk   
Mr. Gabor Halász   
Mr. Harold Hislop   
Mr. Masayuki Inoue   
Mr. Mark Schneider   
(United States)
Mr. Bernhard CHABERA   
Mr. Jeroen Backs   
Mr. Julien Danhier   
Mr. John McLaughlin   
Mr. Tomas Zatloukal   
(Czech Republic)
Ms. Aune Valk   
Ms. Francesca Crippa   
Mr. Aki Tornberg   
Ms. Pia SALZ   
Mr. Gabor Halász   
Ms. Björk Óttarsdóttir   
Mr. Harold Hislop   
Ms. Hagit Glickman   
Mr. Masayuki Inoue   
Mr. Sang-Jin Ban   
Ms. Jelena Muhina   
Mr. Luc Weis   
Ms. Jeanne van Loon   
Ms. Belinda HIMIONA   
(New Zealand)
Ms. Hege Nilssen   
Mr. Radoslaw Sojak   
Mr. Rui Eduardo Trindade Fernandes   
Dr. Michal Rehúš   
(Slovak Republic)
Mr. Gregor Mohorcic   
Ms. Anna Westerholm   
Mr. Stefan C. Wolter   
Ms. Binnur Uzun   
Dr. Tim Leunig   
(United Kingdom)
Mr. Mark Schneider   
(United States)
Russian Federation   
Date of creation:
28th July 1967
31st December 2021

Mandate:   -    Resolution of the Council approved at its 1340th session held on 16 November 2016 [C(2016)91/REV1, Annex and C/M(2016)15 item 241]


Resolution of the Council [C(2016)91/REV1, Annex and C/M(2016)15 item 241]

RESOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL renewing and revising THE Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI)


Having regard to the Convention on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development of 14 December 1960; 

Having regard to the Rules of Procedure of the Organisation;

Having regard to the Financial Regulations of the Organisation;

Having regard to the Revised Resolution of the Council on Partnerships in OECD Bodies [C(2012)100/REV1/FINAL];

Having regard to the Decision of the Council of 24 July 1981 concerning a Programme on Educational Research and Innovation [C(81)53(Final)] as last renewed by Council on 16 September 2011 [C(2011)88, Annex and C/M(2011)14/PROV, Item 156];

Having regard to the proposed renewal and revision of the Centre for Educational Research and Innovation and of the mandate of its Governing Board [C(2016)91/REV1];


   The Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (Centre) is renewed and revised as follows:


   The work of the Centre reflects and complements the priorities of the OECD as a whole in providing employment opportunities for all, improving human capital and social cohesion. The Centre contributes to supporting participating OECD Members and Partners in their efforts to achieve high quality lifelong learning for all, which contributes to personal development, sustainable economic growth and social cohesion. It is carried out with due regard to the mandates of other education bodies, namely the Education Policy Committee (EDPC), the Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) Governing Board, the Board of Participating Countries for the Programme for International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) and the Governing Board of the Programme on International Student Assessment (PISA).

   The operational objectives of the Centre shall be to:

· provide and promote international comparative research, innovation and key indicators on current and emerging education and learning issues, and their links to other sectors of policy;

· explore forward-looking and innovative approaches to education and learning in the context of national and international cultural, social and economic change, within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goal 4 on quality education and with a special focus on inclusive education;

· facilitate the bridging between educational research, innovation and policy development and promote co-operation among Members and, where relevant, with Partners, in order to seek solutions and exchange views on educational problems of common interest.


   Participation in CERI is open to all OECD Members.

   Invitations to and participation of non-Members in CERI with Associate status on the Governing Board of the Centre will be approved by the Council following the recommendation of the Governing Board.

   Together, these Members and non-Members will be referred to as “CERI members.”

   All other participation of non-Members on the Governing Board shall be decided by the Governing Board.

The Governing Board of the Centre

   The Governing Board shall be composed of one national expert in the field of competence of the Centre from each CERI member. Experts shall be proposed by the CERI members, and should have senior standing and expertise in the field of education, either as researcher with strong connection to policy, or as policy maker with strong connection to educational research and innovation. Based on the proposal by the CERI member, the Board shall appoint the experts for the duration of the Governing Board mandate or until the CERI member proposes an alternative expert.

   CERI members for whom the competence on education matters is shared between different levels of authority, may propose one additional national expert to the Governing Board. These experts will be reviewed by the Chair and Vice-Chairs and, if approved, will be nominated in accordance with the foregoing procedure. Regardless of the number of experts from any CERI member nominated to the Board, each CERI member shall have only one vote.

   The Governing Board shall be concerned with all matters in the field of competence of the Centre. Having regard to the mandate of the EDPC, the Governing Board:

• develops and approves its draft work programme and budget within the Medium-Term Strategy objectives developed by the EDPC;

• monitors the quality and timeliness of output results, activities and projects;

• disseminates its policy advice and analysis, research and data;

• evaluates the outcomes of the Centre’s work;

• seeks the guidance of the EDPC for recommendations with major policy implications and for decisions to launch major new activities with significant financial implications for OECD Members.

   The Chair or a Vice-Chair of the Education Policy Committee and of the Teaching and Learning International Survey Governing Board, the Governing Board of the Programme for International Student Assessment and of the Board of Participating Countries for the Programme for International Assessment of Adult Competencies may attend meetings of the Governing Board ex officio.

   The Governing Board shall seek the consensus in its decisions. If unable to reach consensus, the matter will be brought to a vote and will be decided by a two-thirds majority of the Governing Board. Notwithstanding this provision, decisions relating to the operation of the Governing Board, the elements to be included in calculating the floor contribution for the scale of contributions, proposed changes to the mission and matters related to the participation by non-Members will be adopted by consensus.

Budget of the Centre

   The expenditure of the Centre shall be charged against the appropriations authorised for it under Part II of the Budget of the Organisation.

   The scale of contributions for the Centre, attributed to CERI members, shall be composed of:

• a floor contribution to be determined by the Governing Board, and

• the remainder of costs to be assigned to CERI members on the basis of the OECD principles and rules for determining the scales of contributions by Members other than for Part I of the Budget of the Organisation [C(2008)144/REV1, Annex II], using as input statistics the national income data and exchange rates used in the calculation of scales for the previous year.

   Each CERI member’s contribution will be determined by the previous year’s contribution in real terms plus an adjusted difference representing the difference between their contribution for the current year as calculated in accordance with the previous paragraph and the previous year’s inflation adjusted contribution, adjusted so that:

• no CERI member’s contribution increases by reference to their contribution in the previous year by more than 20% in real terms,

• in the years 2017, 2018 and 2019, no CERI member’s contribution decreases by reference to their contribution in the previous year by more than one-third relative to their contribution in the year 2016, and

• no CERI member’s contribution increases by reference to their contribution in the year 2016 by more than 300%.

   All other non-Members participating in the Centre shall pay an amount equal to the floor contribution.

   Appropriations for which no commitment has been entered into before the end of the Financial Year for which they were appropriated as well as any surplus income shall be automatically carried forward to the budget of the Centre for the ensuing year by decision of the Secretary‑General, notwithstanding the provisions of Regulation 10 of the Financial Regulations of the Organisation.

Relationship with other bodies

   The Governing Board shall maintain close working relationships with other relevant bodies of the Organisation working on issues that affect the development and implementation of educational research and innovation and have implications for other policy areas.

   The Governing Board shall co-operate with other international and regional organisations active in its field of competence.

   The Governing Board may consult with non-governmental bodies as and when necessary.


   This Resolution shall remain in force until 31 December 2021."

[1]The European Commission participates by virtue of the Supplementary Protocol No.1 to the Convention on the OECD
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