The UIS is the official source of data used to monitor Education for All (EFA) and the education-related targets of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as well as related international initiatives.
Tracking progress towards EFA
The Institute is the main data source for the EFA Global Monitoring Report (GMR), which provides an annual assessment of the world’s progress towards achieving the six Dakar goals adopted in 2000 at the World Education Forum. We work in close cooperation with the Report team and provide extensive information on students, teachers, adult literacy and education expenditure, as well as the number of children out of school.
The UIS produces international monitoring indicators based on its annual education survey in more than 200 Member States and territories. In addition to collecting data, the Institute develops new statistical and monitoring tools to better assess progress.