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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.

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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The World Education Forum Focuses on Learning Outcomes and Educational Inequities

May 29, 2015 by sgates

From May 19-22, in Incheon, South Korea, the World Education Forum (WEF) convened world leaders and stakeholders in education to plan a "post-2015" global education agenda.  The two main distinguishing factors of the post-2015

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EPDC Spotlight on the Democratic Republic of the Congo

May 20, 2015 by sgates

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is a low-income, landlocked country in sub-Saharan Africa bordered by 9 countries. It is known both for its vast natural resources and its complex history of conflict.  The second

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EPDC Spotlight on El Salvador

May 6, 2015 by sgates

El Salvador is a lower-middle income country located in the Pacific Coast of Central America, bordered to the north/northeast by Honduras and the north/northwest by Guatemala.  El Salvador is the smallest and most densely

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