Legacy API

This page provides access to to the legacy UIS SDMX API, it's products as well as it's documentation and developer tools. Please note that the data for this API is no longer being updated. IN order to access current UIS data please use our Bulk Data Download Service (BDDS) here.

SDMX API and Products


Getting Started with the UIS API A quick introduction to using the UIS Data API.

API User Guide Documentation on the UIS Data API’s information model, request structure and advanced topics.

UIS Data Dictionary for Education Statistics Documentation that describes the UIS education indicators, raw data, concepts and codes.

SDMX RESTful API Specification A repository that maintains the SDMX RESTful web services specification.

Developer Tools

Data Browser An easy-to-use browser that allows users to view and download UIS data and indicators.

SDG 4 Dataset A prepackaged dataset that contains SDG 4 indicator data in an easy to digest format.

Data Tools A Python 3 module for accessing the UNESCO Institute for Statistics API.

SDMX Connector A SDMX connector that allows you browse SDMX data providers, build queries and get data directly into popular tools such as R, Matlab, SAS, Stata, and Excel.

TSdbi A R package that provides a common interface to time series sources and databases.

GetData A Stata module that allows you to import SDMX data from several providers.

sdmx-kettle A Pentaho Data Integration plugin that allows the user to consume SDMX webservices.

rsdmx quickstart guide How to deal with SDMX in R

RSDMX Github Page Tools for reading SDMX data and metadata in R

amattioc SDMX Connectors

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