timely educational data
The Working Group expressed
concerns about the need for more timely and better data.
"We need to show that quality data saves money and
a great deal of heartache," one participant said. A
major investment in capacity building of national statistical
services will be needed.
Following the discussions,
questions for the future include:
How to ensure that international data collection builds
on the national data.
Can technology remove some of the costs? Can ARGOS - the
satellite system pioneered by WFP for its school feeding
programmes be used?
Can systems be shared across countries?
How to simplify and demystify statistics? Progress will
have been made when teachers can use data at the school
The Working Group proposed developing an EFA statistical
strategy that would address these issues.
and Statistics by Denise Lievesley, Director UNESCO Institute
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