France: UNESCO, Global Partnership for Education support countries to push Education 2030 agenda

Paris, France (PANA) - A newly-established joint programme between UNESCO and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) will support countries in maximizing Education Management and Information Systems (EMIS) to implement SDG 4 – Education 2030.

UNESCO said in a press statement in Paris on Thursday that the programme includes activities designed to generate knowledge; identify good country practices and experiences in the area of EMIS development, implementation and use; and highlight emerging needs at country level.

It said "The development of national education systems in developing countries over the past decades has been accompanied by an increased need for information and data. This data underpins the development and implementation of robust national sector policies and plans, appropriate levels of sector management, and monitoring and evaluation.

"Education Management and Information Systems (EMIS) are designed for the collection, integration, processing, maintenance and dissemination of data and information to support decision-making, policy-analysis and formulation, planning, monitoring and management at all levels of an education system."

It said that the information gathered provides education policy-makers, decision-makers and managers at all levels with a comprehensive, integrated set of data and information to support them in completion of their responsibilities. EMIS are also used to monitor that education systems are on track to meet international development targets such as SDG4 and national development goals related to education.

The resulting research and lessons learned from the joint programme will be explored at a conference jointly organized by UNESCO and the GPE at UNESCO’s Paris headquarters in early 2018, it added.
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