Education Statistics and EMIS

Extensive support has been provided to GOB for enhancing capacity of staff and developing education management information system (EMIS) in the country. UNESCO enhanced capacity of the Ministry of Education in establishing and operationalization of EMIS in the country. In 2006, a series of statistical capacity building workshops were organized through support from UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) to train staff of BANBEIS and district education officers on education indicators and monitoring & evaluation.

As part of strengthening literacy and NFE monitoring system UNESCO has undertaken several activities in the past years. It has conducted two literacy assessments – in 2005 with Dhaka Ahsania Mission and in 2008 with Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS). The Literacy Assessment 2008 created a good impression and BBS has planned to undertake this assessment at regular interval. A literacy module for household survey has been integrated to Labour Force Survey 2010 that will give detailed information of sources of gaining literacy skills, use of these skills and access to literate environment.

To systemize NFE monitoring, development of NFE Management Information System (NFEMIS) has been initiated. A framework for online NFEMIS developed and capacity of BNFE officials for managing the NFEMIS has been enhanced. NFEMIS has been piloted in four districts and capacity of NFE providers in districts have been enhanced on management of NFEMIS. However, big challenge is to scale this up into 64 districts and maintaining the MIS with limited capacity of BNFE – both at central and district levels. The NFE-MIS also need to be interlinked with formal education MIS (primary and post-primary) and updated regularly to provide timely and relevant data. The culture of using evidences in planning and using data in planning is still evolving and need to be reinforced in future years.  

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