28.06.2018 - UNESCO Office in Santiago

UNESCO Institute for Statistics progresses in agreements to monitor Central American Education Policy 2013-2030

Los participantes del taller en Costa Rica. Foto: CECC/SICA.

A regional workshop on educational indicators in San José has concluded with technical commitments to monitoring the Central American Education Policy (PEC) and the 2030 Education Agenda, making reference to an inclusive and equitable quality education. The event, which took place from June 19 to 21, 2018, was organized by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) and the Central American Education and Cultural Coordination (CECC/SICA).

Participants at the meeting included representatives of education ministries, national statistics institutes and national planning offices from Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and Dominican Republic.

The agreements established on the new Educational Indicators Regional System (Sistema Regional de Indicadores Educativos, SRIE) for countries of the Central American Integration System (Sistema de Integración Centroamericana, SICA) included the increase in coordination for adequate data provision with national offices present at the workshop, responsible for the production of statistics.

The participants, in addition to agreeing on the characteristics of the new indicators system for monitoring the implementation of Central American Education Policy 2013-2030, “agreed to implement a set of standardized tools to generate a quality diagnosis of the information systems of SICA countries, cooperating with the development of a regional strategy of statistical capacities on education”, said Juan Cruz Perusia, regional advisor for Latin America and the Caribbean of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS).

The workshop concluded with the commitment of UNESCO, ECLAC, UNICEF and the Central American Education and Cultural Coordination (CECC/SICA) to continue working towards strengthening the educational information systems in the region to provide support for the educational planning processes of SICA countries.

This event is the start of an ambitious program to strengthen national statistical capacities, which is headed by UIS and CECC/SICA and has been made possible with the support of the Turkish government and the UNESCO Capacity Development for Education Programme (CapED).

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