In the Pacific region numerous administrative processes, censuses and household surveys collect education related data. These data largely remain underutilised. The long time series of underexploited education data sets presents an opportunity to fill gaps – where they exist – in education indicators while building the capacity of national statistical agencies in the Pacific region to analyse and disseminate education data. Similar to statistics on national income, human development and labour force, education statistics should be comparable across countries.
The purpose of this workshop is to improve the harmonising of education data over time, both within and across the various sources of education data to minimise
- Time and costs in developing data collections.
- Respondent burden, and
- Unnecessary duplication across sources.
and to maximise the:
- Quality and value of information gained from any single source.
- Opportunities for the cross-analysis, exchange and re-use of data.
- Users’ understanding of statistical information and how it can be used to inform the development of more informed policy.