This blog is the second in a six-part series on the KIX Discussion Papers commissioned by the GPE Secretariat to inform the design and implementation of the GPE Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (KIX). The article also highlights relevant thematic outcomes in the 2019 Results Report and from GPE’s ongoing country-level evaluations.
Quality education data is essential to inform planning and policy decisions by governments and support effective school management; it is also a cornerstone of mutual accountability.
However, many developing countries lack robust education management information systems (EMIS) and the tools to communicate the data needed by governments and partners to target resources where the need is greatest. Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) highlights the need to ensure wider use of data to guide improvements of education outcomes in learning and equity.