The first stop for education data
From pre-primary school enrolment to tertiary graduation rates, the UIS is the leading
source for international education statistics. Covering more than 200 countries
and territories, the
UIS database covers all education levels and addresses key policy issues
such as gender parity, teachers and financing.
The UIS does not just produce data – we analyze our indicators in order to provide the information needed for effective policymaking. The UIS produces a series of analytical publications, such as the annual Global Education Digest, regional reports, as well as thematic reports on education finance, for example. The UIS is also the main source of education data for leading reports and databases, such as the:
... and many others.
The UIS also develops new indicators to monitor emerging issues in education policymaking. For example, there has been dramatic expansion and diversification of secondary education systems around the world. To help governments monitor the effects of these changes, the UIS has devised a methodology to track the number of out-of-school adolescents. This type of methodological work entails close consultation with a wide range of governments and international partners. Examples include global projections on the demand for and supply of teachers, as well as a series of indicators to track the flows, origins and destinations of internationally mobile tertiary students.
At the dawn of Sustainable Development Goal 4, the Learning Metrics Task Force sunsets
UIS Director Silvia Montoya and Kate Anderson, Project Director and Associate Fellow at Brookings, look back at the work and process of the LMTF to learn more about what’s ahead of us as we strive to reach the new education goal by 2030.
Meet the Education 2030 Data
Get acquainted with the indicators required to monitor SDG 4 - Education 2030, starting with 4.1.2, which will track the extent to which countries conduct learning assessments and/or participate in cross-national assessments, in primary and secondary education.
Technical Cooperation Group to support the implementation of the Education 2030 indicator framework
Experts from governments, multilateral agencies and civil society are laying the groundwork for supporting the implementation of global and thematic indicators to monitor the Sustainable Development Goal for education.
Getting down to business: The Global Alliance to Monitor Learning
UIS Director, Silvia Montoya and Claudia Costin, Senior Director for Education at the World Bank, outline the work ahead for the new Alliance formed to support the development and implementation of SDG education targets related to learning outcomes.
Monitoring equity in the deployment of teachers
Initial results of the first sub-national survey on teacher shortages in Asia provide a nuanced picture of the distribution of trained teachers within countries.
The UIS and ACER collaborate to advance education
The UIS and the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) have signed a new agreement to work together to promote quality learning for all.
Launch of 2016 survey on literacy and educational attainment
The UIS has launched its latest data collection on literacy and educational attainment statistics to more than 200 Member States and territories.
16 million girls will never start school
As the world celebrates International Women’s Day, the new UNESCO eAtlas of Gender Inequality in Education reveals that girls are twice as likely to be excluded from schooling as boys. The new eAtlas provides the latest data, along with maps and charts illustrating how girls are still the first to be denied the right to education.
The UIS has launched its annual survey of formal education
The 2016 Survey of Formal Education covers key data for the school year ending in 2015 required for the monitoring of international and national education goals
Global Out-of-School Children Initative (OOSCI) Operational Manual
The operational manual presents the Initiative's methodology and the shared experience of more than two dozen countries from seven regions that have conducted national out-of-school children studies.
UIS database of learning assessments: An open resource for all
In a blog post on the IIEP Learning Portal, UIS director, Silvia Montoya, explains how the UIS Assessment Database and Catalogue contribute to understanding the array of tools countries use to measure learning.
Education 2030 Indicators
The UIS is working with partners to recommend a range of indicators to monitor the post-2015 education goals.
A global initiative to provide the data on the number of children excluded from education.
Gender & Education
The UIS produces indicators disaggregated by sex to measure the progress of girls and women in education.
Consult UIS data on the characteristics, training and working conditions of teachers around the world.
A special project to improve the quality of these data in sub-Saharan Africa.
Tracking trends in tertiary education at the global, regional and national levels.
Regional Data Collections
To better meet the rising demand for data, the UIS works with regional partners to develop new indicators and data collections designed to support programme design and policy making to improve the quality of education.
Complete information on the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED).
Global Education Digest
Each year the UIS publishes the Global Education Digest presenting the latest education statistics worldwide.
Explore the latest data on Gender, Teachers and Out-of-school children in maps, graphs and ranking tables.
Build your own statistical tables using the UIS database.
Interactive data products to explore critical findings on global education.
Statistical overviews of key education issues.
Definitions and translations of statistical terms and indicators.