Access and learning challenges are often exacerbated by insufficient capacity and ineffective accountability in education systems at central, regional, and school levels. There is an urgent need to build stronger and more equitable education systems. For decision makers, school managers, teachers and local communities, information is essential to solve problems, build good practices, and manage financial and human resources.
For decision makers, school managers, teachers and local communities, information is essential
Globally, education systems regularly collect large amounts of data from schools, however, too often these data aren’t actively used to improve learning or management and don’t go back to school.
Decision makers generally don’t have the information they need to fairly allocate resources. If data is shared and used more effectively, decisions can be better-informed, and help prioritize resources and support to the districts and schools that need them most. Better data use can also help identify high performing schools to share their lessons for success.
Data can increase community involvement and agency. User-friendly information enables communities to act and drive change. Providing quality education to all children requires systems that are transparent and responsive to their communities. Parents and communities need information to deeply engage in discussions on improving school performance and holding school managers accountable for results.