ISCED Mappings

ISCED mappings are the outputs of an collaborative process between the UIS and Member States to map national education systems according to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED).

These mappings are essential tools for organizing information on national education systems, their programmes and related qualifications in order to ensure the cross-national comparability of education statistics and indicators and to assist analysts to understand and interpret them.

Left Behind: Girls Education in Africa

What would your life be like with only five years of schooling? For many African girls, this is the most education they can expect and they are the lucky ones. Across the region, 28 million girls roughly between the ages of 6 and 15 are not in school, and many will never even set foot in a classroom. 
The World Education Forum (Incheon, May 19-22) is an occasion to celebrate the tremendous progress achieved in girls’ access to education. But it is also a stark reminder of the millions of girls who are being left behind, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. 

Data to Transform Lives

The UIS is the primary source for internationally-comparable data in the fields of education, science, culture and communications.  

UIS data are used to produce almost every flagship UN report, such as the Human Development Report (UNDP), World Development Report (World Bank), and State of the World’s Children (UNICEF), to name a few. In addition, many global indices, such as the Human Development Index and the World Competitiveness Index, could not be calculated without UIS data.