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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.

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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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 Afghanistan

January 12, 2015 by mawang

Afghanistan is a landlocked country located in Central/South Asia which was classified as a low-income country by the World Bank in 2014. While having diversity of languages and ethnic groups, Islam is the dominant religion in

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