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EPDC Data Points: Access and Learning

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.

Looking ahead: Assessing the accuracy of Education Policy and Data Center projections

September 17, 2019 by sean.cremin

EPDC tested the accuracy of our education projection model from 2012 against five years of actual UIS data. Here, we explore initial findings.

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New Household Survey Data from DHS and MICS

April 2, 2018 by matt.krupoff

The Education Policy and Data Center (EPDC) has just updated its database with education indicators from recent rounds of household surveys from Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) and Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS).

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Household Survey Data Updates

August 15, 2017 by celeste.carano

EPDC has updated its database with some of the most recent household survey data published by DHS and MICS.

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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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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 National Learning Assessments Mapping Project: Key Findings

March 4, 2015 by Xuejiao Cheng

From July 2012 to September 2013, the Center for Universal Education of the Brookings Institution together with the UNESCO Institute for Statistics convened a global consultation group to form the Learning Metrics Task Force (

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Conflict and student learning in East Africa

February 15, 2015 by charles.gale

The connection between violent conflict and educational access was the subject of a previous post.  In this post we look at the relationship between conflict and learning levels. As children and youth have gained access to

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EPDC Spotlight on Ghana

January 20, 2015 by mawang

Ghana is a country located in West Africa and bordered by the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean to the south. With the highest per capita income in the sub-region of western Africa, Ghana has outpaced most neighboring countries

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