National Learning Assessments

This research brief presents findings from the National Learning Assessment Mapping Project (NLAMP), which collected national assessment metadata from 125 countries from all six regions of the world, and created a database of over 300 assessments, categorizing their subject focus areas, which learning domains they fall in, and at which point in the schooling cycle they are administered.

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The Nickels and Dimes of Education for All

In a context of ever-increasing appeals for ODA to education, EPDC's latest research shows that with a modest 2% of GDP allocated to primary schooling, Sub-Saharan African countries could generate over $120 billion in funding over 10 years due to projected economic growth.

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Literacy data: more, but not always better

For International Literacy Day 2014, EPDC examined the usefulness and comparability of different types of literacy data across the globe. This policy brief discusses the analysis, with specific examples drawing from Uganda.

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Early marriage and education

For Malala Day, EPDC research was featured on the FHI 360 Degrees blog. Using recent household survey data from nine East and Southern African countries, we find that married adolescent girls are 20 times as likely to be out of school as unmarried peers. Evidence points to education policies which specifically target girls who are at risk of dropout.

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EPDC has a new look! Learn about some of the new features, including a new region of the homepage to feature interactive content, launch of the 'Data Points' blog, and our new YouTube channel, which features tutorial videos to help you get the most out of the website.

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EPDC recently completed a comprehensive mapping of national learning assessments across the globe. Read our summary blog post, and get the metadata: 
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Interested in the methodology EPDC uses in its trends projection profiles? Trends are based on the most recent historical data from UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS).
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The EPDC Data Points blog features interactive content on international educational policy and development. You can subscribe by email or through RSS feed.
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Check out our new YouTube channel, featuring tutorials with step-by-step instructions for how to perform data searches, build visualizations and use other features of the website.

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