A fact sheet that provides guidance on what essential education data to collect and how best to do so during COVID-19.

As nations contend with a planet-wide pandemic that threatens lives, livelihoods and ways of living, monitoring education data may not be on top of the priority list. However, if we are to avoid losing ground in learning equity and inclusion, the collection of essential data must continue. In these trying times, the UIS offers guidance to ministries of education, their agencies and statistical institutes on what data to collect and how to collect it. Please consult our fact sheet on The Need to Collect Essential Data During the COVID-19 Crisis for guidance on how essential data collection should and can continue to inform vital policy decisions on education delivery as well as support the health and well-being of learners – especially those in vulnerable populations.

The fact sheet is available in English, French and Spanish.