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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.

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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EPDC Spotlight on Zambia

December 1, 2014 by mawang

The Intersection of Health and Education

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EPDC Spotlight on India

November 10, 2014 by mawang

This is the latest post in 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 available to them through

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EPDC Spotlight on Tanzania

October 22, 2014 by EPDC

  The EPDC Data Points blog is continuing with its country spotlight series, highlighting a different country and the resources we offer, such as data, country profiles, research or other tools that users have available to them

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