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Questions and Answers about ISCED 2011
Education Data Release
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Out-of-school children: New data reveal persistent challenges
Enfants non scolarisés : de nouvelles données soulignent les défis persistants.
New Questionnaire on Adult Education for Latin America and the Caribbean
Lancement d’un nouveau questionnaire sur l’éducation des adultes en Amérique latine et Caraïbes
Global Demand for Primary Teachers
Word Development Report 2012
Rapport mondial sur le développement 2012
Event: Tackling the challenges of secondary education
Evénement marquant la Journée mondiale des enseignants
Global Education Digest 2011
Recueil de données mondiales sur l’éducation 2011
education data release
ISCED 2011 responds to needs of evolving education systems
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Publication des données de l’éducation
Education Data Release
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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.


 What's New?

Meeting of the Global Alliance to Monitor Learning
The Global Alliance to Monitoring Learning (GAML) will meet from 17-18 October 2016 to advance their work on finding technical solutions to the measurement of the Sustainable Development Goal for Education, including the creation of a universal indicator of learning.
Almost 69 million teachers needed to reach Sustainable Development Goal 4
To mark World Teachers’ Day, the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) has released the first-ever estimates of how many teachers are needed to achieve the global goals for education by 2030.
National Education Accounts
New report shows how countries can gain a complete picture of their education spending, including the contributions from households and all government levels.
New report on education financing calls for increased funding and support for UIS
The International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity looks to the UIS for leadership in producing the data needed to keep countries and donors on track towards SDG 4. The report calls for increased funding and support for the Institute as part of a data revolution in education.
What do you think about the SDG 4-Education 2030 indicators?
The UIS has developed a survey to collect feedback on the list of indicators in development for monitoring the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 and Education 2030 targets. What do you think of the current list of indicators? Do they capture the scope of each target? Tell us what you think.
SDG 4 webinar series
Join us on 29 September for "Equity in Learning: Leaving no one Behind in the SDG 4 Monitoring" presented by Pauline Rose of Cambridge University. Previous presentations in the series, featuring education experts addressing critical issues on the SDG 4 monitoring framework, are also available.
UIS launches the Sustainable Development Data Digest
The Digest offers a roadmap to the production of new indicators needed to monitor progress towards SDG4 - Education 2030, with a particular focus on areas that are hard to measure such as equity, learning and education quality.
Working group on education inequality indicators
Equity is a key feature of the new Sustainable Development Goal 4 for Education (SDG 4), which calls for no one to be left behind, but countries will need new and refined guidelines and data tools in order to measure disparities in a comprehensive and comparable way if the goal is to be achieved.
UIS launches eAtlas for Education 2030
The new eAtlas for Education 2030 brings together all available data to monitor the Sustainable Development Goal on education (SDG 4). Through a series of interactive maps, it presents the global and thematic indicators for each SDG 4 target as well as ‘placeholders’ for indicators not yet available.
What it takes to get education data right
The demand for globally-comparable data is on the rise. Our new video illustrates how we produce data for education monitoring and the challenges ahead for measuring the Education 2030 agenda.
Measuring early childhood education and care
The inclusion of early childhood development in SDG 4, as Target 4.2, recognises the tremendous potential of early childhood to set the foundation for lifelong learning and well-being. But there are major challenges to meeting and measuring this target on a global scale.
Meet the Education 2030 Data: Indicator 4.1.1
How can we assess the extent to which learners across the world have acquired a minimum set of competencies necessary for lifelong learning? Indicator 4.1.1 addresses the question, but the answer is a work in progress.
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.
First meeting of the Global Alliance to Monitor Learning
Learning assessment experts, decisionmakers, donors and civil society organisations met in Washington, D.C. on 11 May to address the critical lack of comparable data needed to measure even the most basic reading and numeracy skills across countries.

 The UIS and Education

Education 2030 Indicators
The UIS is working with partners to recommend a range of indicators to monitor the post-2015 education goals.
Out-of-School Children

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.

Learning Outcomes

Monitoring the learning levels of students globally.


Consult UIS data on the characteristics, training and working conditions of teachers around the world.

Education Finance

A special project to improve the quality of these data in sub-Saharan Africa.

Higher Education
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.
ISCED Classification

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.
Standards & Methodologies

Learn more about UIS statistical techniques and methodologies.

Training & Expert Meetings

Consult the reports from UIS training workshops and expert meetings.

 Education Resources

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