At the Tableau Foundation, we are on a mission to use facts and analytical reasoning to solve world problems. We provide software, financial support and training to help organizations use data to improve or accelerate outcomes. We build the capacity of others to have a positive impact in every corner of the planet.
Quality data are pivotal to delivering quality education—to getting good outcomes. Good data tell us what works and what doesn’t, which schools are good models and which ones need help, and more.
And delivery of quality education produces opportunity for people, and has even been shown to sow the seeds of peace.
Unfortunately, quality, actionable data are hard to come by in many countries. Addressing this problem is an area in which the Tableau Foundation has much to offer the world.
To get a handle on what kind of support and insight we could lend to this challenge, we joined the Education Data Solutions Roundtable, organized by the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), an organization that supports close to 70 developing countries to ensure that every child receives a quality basic education, prioritizing the poorest, most vulnerable and those living in countries affected by fragility and conflict.
The Tableau Foundation worked with other foundations and companies, developing country partners, multilateral organizations and nonprofits as part of the Roundtable. With facilitation by GPE, the country representatives identified their most pivotal challenges.
We then co-created with those partners an agenda for potential solutions—to help us all focus our efforts and coordinate action. As part of that, we identified some ways in which the Tableau Foundation could help.