Global Report on Cultural Policies: Focus on UIS Data and Analysis

A new UNESCO global report on cultural policies features a range of data and analysis produced by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS).

Entitled Re-Shaping Cultural Policies, the report is designed to monitor the implementation of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions and how it helps to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.

UIS Education Data Release: SDG 4 and Equity

Looking for data on Sustainable Development Goal 4 and equity in education? Go straight to the source with the UNESCO Institute for Statistics.

We offer several tools and platforms to make it easier for users to find the latest available global and thematic indicators for SDG 4:

UIS.Stat – Newly added groups of indicators under the headings “SDG 4” and “Equity” give easy access to customizable tables with national, regional and global time series data that can be downloaded for further analysis.

Quality Data to Ensure a Quality Education for Every Child

The SDG 4 Data Digest sets out a roadmap for countries and donors to produce quality data

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with their strong emphasis on inclusion and equity, compel us to look beyond national and regional averages to ensure that nobody is left behind. As a result, countries face unprecedented pressure to produce and use more and better data.  

Building Bridges to Link Global and National Learning Assessments

The UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) is working to develop reporting scales to help governments monitor student learning in mathematics and reading over time and make good use of the resulting data to shape policy – essential stepping stones to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4): a quality education for all. The aim is to make the greatest possible use of existing national assessments and cross-national assessments to produce internationally-comparable data.  

Results of the 2016 Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) to be Released

The latest results of the large-scale reading assessments, PIRLS, will be launched by UNESCO and the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) on 5 December 2017 in Paris. Entitled Measuring SDG 4: How PIRLS Can Help, the report presents key findings related to the school environment, gender disadvantage and early childhood education as a foundation for learning.

Launch of the SDG 4 Data Digest: Statistical Tools and Strategies for Countries and Donors

A new report from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) sets out a roadmap of strategies and tools to help countries produce vital data on education. The SDG 4 Data Digest sets out the measurement challenges around the pursuit of Sustainable Development Goal 4: a quality education for every child by 2030.

How to Harmonize Regional and International Learning Assessments

This blog was also published by the IBE.

As education stakeholders, including governments, assessment initiatives and donors gather in Madrid for the Fourth Meeting of the Global Alliance to Monitor Learning (GAML), the UNESCO Institute for Statistics and the International Bureau of Education set out strategies to help resolve the technical and political challenges of measurement.