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6 Mar 2012

To mark International Women’s Day, UNESCO and the UIS have jointly released the World Atlas of Gender Equality in Education , which includes over 120 maps, charts and tables featuring a wide range of sex-disaggregated indicators.

The vivid presentation of information and...


26 Oct 2011

Governments are struggling to meet the rising demand for secondary education, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, where there are enough school places for just 36% of children of age to enrol. Girls face the greatest barriers as the gender gap widens across the region, according to...


19 Nov 2010

According to new projections, 99 countries will need at least 1.9 million more teachers in classrooms by 2015 than in 2008 to provide quality primary education for all.

More than one-half of the additional teachers are needed in sub-Saharan Africa.

This paper argues...


16 Feb 2009

The Digest also presents the initial results of a major UIS initiative to build a more robust set of historical time series data to track global trends in primary and secondary education. These data can be used to provide a global perspective on long-term progress...


16 Feb 2009

This report presents the latest available data for more than 200 countries and explains how UNESCO Institute for Statistics data are collected, processed and reported.The 2008 edition presents the latest available data for more than 200 countries and territories including 2007 data for a number...

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