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:
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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.
A global initiative to provide the data on the number of children excluded from 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.
Monitoring the learning levels of students globally.
Complete information on the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED).
Learn more about UIS statistical techniques and methodologies.
Consult the reports from UIS training workshops and expert meetings.
Build your own statistical tables using the UIS database.
Direct access to our collection of education publications.
Statistical overviews of key education issues.