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EPDC Data Points

Welcome to the EPDC Data Points blog! Here you will find posts featuring bits of ongoing research, analysis, and data visualizations from the EPDC team, as well as ways to best utilize the resources and website features we offer. Read on to engage with a wider community of education and international development research professionals.

New data shows education and employment conditions for youth across countries

November 23, 2016 by charles.gale

EPDC is pleased to announce the addition of indicators from youthSTATS that include disaggregations of key youth labor market data by educational levels. 

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Starting Early for Equity in Education: The case of Rwanda

October 20, 2016 by charles.gale

In this post, we feature the Rwanda data to highlight some trends in early childhood education in the country.  

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Recent data show improvements in early childhood education in low income countries

October 4, 2016 by huyen.nguyen

EPDC's administrative data updates show increased monitoring of pre-primary schooling, as well as persistent challenges in education access across Sub Saharan Africa.

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Making the Case for Universal Primary Education

September 7, 2016 by Hibatalla Ibrahim

Were the free primary education policies implemented in the 1990s successful? EPDC reviews evidence from Ethiopia, Malawi and Uganda. 

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Armed conflict and education inequality: What do we know?

July 5, 2016 by charles.gale

EPDC's new research for UNICEF's Learning for Peace programme provides evidence for the impact of conflict on education inequalities.

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Education and Conflict: Data for Monitoring and Reporting

May 27, 2016 by charles.gale

Recent advancements in data quality and relevance greatly improve the ability to monitor episodes of violence involving schools, teachers and students.

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January 2016 Household Survey Data Updates

January 6, 2016 by charles.gale

We’re excited to announce the release of the most recent household survey data published by DHS and MICS. EPDC’s database includes over 870,000 data points extracted from large-scale household surveys, covering over 111 countries

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EPDC Spotlight on Liberia

November 20, 2015 by sgates

Liberia is a low-income country on the West Coast of Africa, bordered by Sierra Leone to the west, Cote D’Ivoire to the east, Guinea to the North and the Atlantic Ocean to the South. 44.5% of the country’s 4.1 million reside in

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Towards More Effective Assessment Systems in Literacy: Lessons from Malawi

September 10, 2015 by sgates

While measuring competencies in literacy has been a common practice for decades, it gained international prioritization with the Education for All (EFA) and Millennium Development Goals (MDG) campaign for universal primary

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The National Learning Assessments Mapping Project: An Update

August 14, 2015 by sgates

What should students be expected to know and do by the time they finish school? Since 2012, the Learning Metrics Task Force (LMTF), which was convened by UNESCO's Institute for Statistics and the Center for Universal Education at

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