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The UNESCO Institute for Statistics is the first stop for education data from around the world.

From primary school enrolments to tertiary graduation rates, the UIS education database is the most comprehensive in the world. More than 200 countries and territories take part in the UIS annual education survey, which covers all education levels and a range of issues such as gender parity, teachers and financing.

The UIS has the mandate to monitor progress towards Education for All and education-related Millennium Development Goals. The statistics, which are updated twice a year, are used by diverse partners, including governments, donor agencies and other UN organizations. In particular, the UIS is the primary education data source for the Education for All Global Monitoring Report, the World Development Indicators and the Human Development Report, among others.

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The UIS serves as a laboratory for developing and testing new indicators and statistical methodologies. National statisticians take an active role in this innovative process. At the same time, the UIS collaborates to reinforce the capacities of national statistical authorities in order to improve data quality at the national and international leve

Education for All Global Monitoring Report

The annual Education for All Global Monitoring Report publishes extensive data on all the EFA goals and on aid to education. You can consult the Report’s statistical tables and regional overviews, and generate customized statistical tables.

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Generate customized statistical tables. Choose the countries and indicators you are interested in and download formatted tables, either on-screen or to Excel

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