National Education Accounts: Improving reporting on financing flows
Many countries worldwide grapple with limited data on education financing flows. As a result, it is often difficult to answer such questions as who finances education, where do the funds go and who benefits. This can have far-reaching implications for the monitoring of the Education 2030 agenda. To help improve education finance data and implement a standardized methodology, the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), and the Paris and Pôle de Dakar teams of the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) have combined their expertise to implement an education finance data project rooted in the National Education Account (NEA) methodology.
Since 2013, the project has provided technical support to eight countries who are members of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE): Uganda, Senegal, Guinee Conakry, Zimbabwe, Cote D’Ivoire, Nepal, Lao PDR, and Viet Nam. Supported by GPE’s Global and Regional Activities programme, the project aims to develop and implement sustainable methodologies to collect, produce, report on and use quality education finance data.
As the project draws to a close, IIEP is hosting a final seminar co-organized with UIS to provide project participants an opportunity to take stock of the main findings and discuss next steps for making the NEA methodology a global common practice within the context of the new Sustainable Development Goals.
The seminar will be held in English and French with simultaneous interpretation.