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Partner Resources

UNESCO Institute for Statistics

With the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the UIS has been clearly recognised as the “the official source of cross-nationally comparable data on education.”

Sustainable Development Goal 4 | UNESCO UIS

World Bank

The World Bank is introducing the concept of Learning Poverty, drawing on new data developed in coordination with the UNESCO Institute for Statistics.

What is Learning Poverty?

Commitment to Action on Foundational Learning

Guide for Learning Recovery and Acceleration

The State of Learning Poverty Report: 2022 Update

70% of 10-Year-Olds now in Learning Poverty, Unable to Read and Understand a Simple Text


Led by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), GAML brings together UN member states, international technical expertise, and a full range of implementation partners to improve learning assessment globally.

Global Alliance to Monitor Learning Home Page


The Technical Cooperation Group provides a platform to discuss and develop the indicators used to monitor the Education 2030 Agenda in an open, inclusive, and transparent manner.

Technical Cooperation Group on the Indicators for SDG 4

Learning Data Compact

UNESCO, UNICEF, and the World Bank have joined forces to close the learning data gaps that still exist and that preclude many countries from monitoring the quality of their education systems and assess if their students are learning. The three organizations have agreed to a Learning Data Compact, a commitment to ensure that all countries, especially low-income countries, have at least one quality measure of learning by 2025, supporting coordinated efforts to strengthen national assessment systems.

Learning Data Compact – UNESCO, UNICEF, and the World Bank Unite to End the Learning Data Crisis


The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has worked closely with UIS and other partners over the past four years to develop the Global Proficiency Framework (GPF) and the Policy Linking Toolkit. An overview of these resources, information (including short videos) summarizing their purposes, the resources themselves, and other related content are available at the links below.

Global Proficiency Framework: Reading and Mathematics | Education Links

Policy Linking for Measuring Global Learning Outcomes | Education Links


UNICEF focuses on equity and inclusion to provide all children – no matter who they are, where they live or how much money their family has – with quality learning opportunities and skills development programmes, from early childhood through adolescence.

UNICEF and the Sustainable Development Goals

MICS-EAGLE (Education Analysis for Global Learning and Equity)

Global Partnership for Education

GPE focuses on providing quality education to children in lower-income countries.

Global Partnership for Education Home Page

United Nations Secretary-General

The Transforming Education Summit was convened in response to a global crisis in education – one of equity and inclusion, quality and relevance.

Transforming Education Summit (TES)

Want to learn more about how your country can use learning data? Contact the Coalition for Foundational Learning to discuss your specific country needs and interests.