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Country statistics and demographics
Sustainable Development Goal 4: Education
Education data portal by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics
Meeting Commitments: Are Countries on Track to Achieve SDG 4?
UNESCO report from 2019 on Sustainable Development Goal 4, Quality Education
UN Statistical Yearbooks
The Statistical Yearbook provides in a single volume a comprehensive compilation of internationally available statistics on social and economic conditions and activities, at world, regional and national levels each year. From the United Nations Digital Library
Education Statistics (EdStats)
The portal for education data from the World Bank
World Bank Human Capital Project (HCP)
2-page briefs for each country giving basic statistics on educational attainment by children with context provided by related data.
What is human capital? "Human capital consists of the knowledge, skills, and health that people invest in and accumulate throughout their lives, enabling them to realize their potential as productive members of society" (World Bank, HCP). Education contributes to human capital. This project is a global effort to accelerate more and better investments in people for greater equity and economic growth.
World Bank Open Data
Dig deeper into data on the topics that affect--or are affected by--education, such as poverty, social development, and labor
Statista This link opens in a new window
Library database with access to recent statistics and studies. Aggregates statistical data from more than 18,000 sources, including government databases.
TIP: Search the term education worldwide to discover global education data. Search education and a country name to see what the database has on that place (for example: education malaysia)
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