First editions present data on research and development, out-of-school children and gender inequalities
To what extent is China investing in experimental research? In which African countries are the numbers of out-of-school children rising? How have graduation rates for girls in Latin America changed over time? A new series of online interactive eAtlases launched by the UIS provides users with a free and powerful tool to map and graph data and indicators on these and other critical policy issues in the field of education, science and technology.
Updated on a yearly basis with the latest available data, the eAtlases are a powerful resource for professionals, academics, teachers, students and journalists, providing rapid access to precise data and indicators, and information needed to shape development policies.
The eAtlases allow users to export customized, professional quality, full color maps and graphs. Other features include scalable maps, timeline graphing, ranking tables, and import and export functions for sharing data and graphics. Links to additional information and data sources are also provided.
The following eAtlases are now available for consultation:
UNESCO eAtlas of Research and Experimental Development lets you explore and adapt maps, charts and ranking tables for more than 75 indicators on the human and financial resources devoted to R&D. It also includes historical data to track trends over time and measure the impact of policies. Many indicators are disaggregated by sex to better evaluate the role of women in science. Available in English and French.
UNESCO eAtlas of Gender Equality in Education is a companion to the print edition of the World Atlas of Gender Equality in Education released earlier this year, featuring 120 maps, charts and tables on a wide-range of sex-disaggregated education indicators for the school year ending in 2010. Available in English, French and Spanish.
UNESCO eAtlas of Out-of-School Children lets you explore and adapt maps, charts and ranking tables for indicators covering children of primary and lower secondary school age. Indicators are disaggregated by sex to better evaluate educational inequalities faced by girls and boys. Available in English, French and Spanish.
UNESCO eAtlas of Teachers lets you visualize the gaps in the supply and demand for teachers at national and global levels. It includes new indicators on school conditions and teaching resources in sub-Saharan Africa, projections of teacher demand to 2015, and data on the working conditions and characteristics of teachers in 60 selected countries. Available in English, French and Spanish