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How much do governments spend on education? Who pays for education and how are the resources spent? These seemingly simple questions are difficult to answer for many countries that lack sustainable...
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The demand for higher education continues to grow as universities compete globally to attract students. But are students opting for private or public institutions? To what extent do they pursue their...
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Less than one-third of adults have completed primary education in many sub-Saharan African countries. In most Western European countries, by contrast, nearly all adults have completed primary...
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Despite the steady rise in literacy rates over the past 50 years, there are still 750 million illiterate adults around the world, most of whom are women. These numbers produced by the UIS are a stark...
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The quality of education ultimately depends on teachers. This is why Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) specifically calls on countries and donors to significantly increase their recruitment and...
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With the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the UIS has been clearly recognised as the “the official source of cross-nationally comparable data on education”, as confirmed in the...
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International Observatory on Equity and Inclusion in Education Equity is at the core of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with Target 4.5 specifically aiming to “eliminate gender disparities...
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Girls are still more likely than boys to never set foot in a classroom, despite the tremendous progress made over the past 20 years.  To help countries fulfill their promise to close the gender gap...
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