The Last Barrier: EPDC launches education inequality research initiative

What are the short and long-term effects of inequality in education? What policies have governments taken to address education inequalities? What is the most appropriate way to measure inequality? EPDC's bold new research initiative seeks to provide answers to these questions.

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Horizontal Education Inequality Profiles

Our education inequality profiles present country level data on ethnic, religious and subnational inequalities in educational attainment, for 16 countries with available data. Learn more in our recent blog posts, from where you can access the profiles.

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Partnership with Learning for Peace

EPDC recently conducted research on the relationship between education inequalities, conflict and peacebuilding for the Peacebuilding, Education and Advocacy Programme, a four-year partnership between the Government of the Netherlands, UNICEF, and partner country governments to strengthen resilience, social cohesion and human security in conflict-affected contexts.

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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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EPDC recently updated its comprehensive mapping of national learning assessments around the globe. Read our summary blog post.

 
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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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