About WIDE

The World Inequality Database on Education (WIDE) brings together data from Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), national household surveys and learning achievement surveys from over 160 countries to enable users to compare education outcomes between countries, and between groups within countries, according to factors that are associated with inequality, including wealth, gender, ethnicity and location. Users can create maps, charts, infographics and tables from the data, and download, print or share them online.

Achieving Education for All is crucial for ensuring equitable and sustainable development; monitoring progress towards EFA and the Sustainable Development Goal 4, as is possible using this website, is necessary to guide public policies and international cooperation in education.

The database was first created as the Deprivation and Marginalization in Education (DME) dataset for the 2010 EFA Global Monitoring Report. Since then, the following updates and extensions have been introduced to coincide with the launch of the report.

  • For the 2012 EFA GMR, it was re-launched as WIDE with interactive online features.
  • For the 2013/4 EFA GMR, learning achievement surveys were added as well as completion rates for primary and lower secondary education.
  • For the 2015 EFA GMR, there are new indicators related to upper secondary completion, transition rates to secondary education, and the youth literacy rate, while national household surveys have been analysed for countries not covered by DHS and MICS.


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Efa_logo-tr About EFA Global Monitoring Report

The Education for All Global Monitoring Report is an authoritative reference that aims to inform, influence and sustain genuine commitment towards Education for All. It is developed by an independent team and published by UNESCO.

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Unesco_logo-tr About Education for All

Education for All is a global commitment to provide quality basic education for all children, youth and adults. In 2000 at Dakar, 164 governments pledged to achieve EFA and identified to be met by 2015. Governments, development agencies, civil society and the private sector are working together to reach the EFA goals. The Dakar Framework for Action mandated UNESCO to coordinate partners to achieve these goals.

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