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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.

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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Horizontal Inequalities in Education: the Education Inequality and Conflict (EIC) Dataset

May 5, 2015 by sgates

As part of a recent study on the relationship between horizontal education inequality and violent conflict commissioned by UNICEF's Peacebuilding, Education and Advocacy Programme, FHI 360’s Education Policy and Data Center (EPDC

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EPDC Spotlight on Nepal

May 4, 2015 by sgates

Sarah Gates, Research Intern, EPDC This post continues our Country Spotlight series, where we highlight a different country and the resources we offer, such as data, country profiles, research or other tools that users have

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Horizontal Inequalities in Education: Profiles of 16 Countries

April 15, 2015 by sgates

In conjunction with a recent study on the relationship between horizontal education inequality and violent conflict conducted for UNICEF, FHI 360’s Education Policy and Data Center (EPDC) produced 16 Education Inequality Profiles

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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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