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Invited by the participating countries, OECD expert teams evaluate each country's policy, programs and provision for children from birth to compulsory school age. Prior to the review, participating countries publish a background report describing current policy and practice, and outline the challenges that ECEC policy faces in the coming years. After the expert review, the OECD publishes a country note that discusses the issues observed, and suggests solutions and recommendations for the consideration of the competent authorities.
Denmark was the eleventh country to host an OECD review team visit as part of the first round of reviews. Prior to the visit, a background report on ECEC policy in Denmark was commissioned by the Danish Ministry of Education and then, a finalized background report was completed by the Danish Ministry of Social Affairs. After analysis of the background report, a review team consisting of OECD Secretariat members and three experts with diverse analytic and policy backgrounds visited Denmark from April 4-14, 2000. The Denmark country note was published in January 2001.