International education data as a lever for change

The UIS Theory of Change shows how to improve the quality of education and learning outcomes globally by catalysing a fundamental shift in the ways in which international education data are produced and used by countries.

The vision is based on a highly collaborative approach with stakeholders including governments, civil society groups as well as technical and development partners. It breaks with the past tendency to view strategies and investments in data production in isolation from the wider environment and factors shaping the performance of education systems.

By strengthening data quality and fostering a strong culture of data, the UIS Theory of Change will lead to the evidence-based decision-making needed to improve the outcomes of the education sector at all levels.