Useful databases and websites on the Right to Education

  • Barometer of Human & Trade Union Rights in Education: As well as examining all levels of education, from early childhood to tertiary, Education International Barometer of Human and Trade Union Rights explores a whole array of issues that concerns the global education sector today, such as academic freedom, gender equality, students with special needs, refugee and minority children, and child labour.
  • Childinfo: Database containing UNICEF’s statistical information (including data used in The State of the World’s Children and Progress for Children), as well as technical resources for conducting UNICEF-supported Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), which are a major source of global development data.
  • CLADE (Campaña Latinoamericana por el Derecho a la Educación): The Latin-American Campaign for the Right to Education (CLADE, for its acronym in Spanish) is a plural network of civil society organisations acting in the defense and promotion of the right to free public education for all as a responsibility of the State, regarding the dimensions of availability, accessibility, acceptability, adaptability and accountability.
  • International Constitutional Law (ICL): ICL provides English translations of and other textual material related to constitutional documents. It cross-references those documents for quick comparison of constitutional provisions.
  • Legislation online: OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights has developed a database
  • providing direct access to international norms and standards relating to specific human dimension issues, as well as to domestic legislation and other documents of relevance to these issues.
  • NATLEX: Database of national labour, social security and related human rights legislation maintained by the International Labour Standards Department of the International Labour Organisation. Records in NATLEX provide abstracts of legislation and relevant citation information, and they are indexed by keywords and by subject classifications.
  • OECD Online Education Database: OECD.stat database is a developing database of statistics developed by OECD, including the indicators published in Education at a Glance. Values can be searched by country, year, subjects… Complementary to these datasets, trend indicators series are also available. This database also includes raw data used for the computation of indicators published in Education at a Glance. Education GPS is the source for internationally comparable data on education policies and practices, opportunities and outcomes.
  • OIDEL: OIDEL is a major international non-governmental organization (NGO) collaborating with many experts, and working with international organizations and governments to promote the right to education and freedom to education.  OIDEL also coordinates a platform of 23 NGOs working on the right to education.
  • Right to Education Project: The Right to Education Project provides an online resource library which contains resources on the right to education, including reports, articles and position papers, factsheets, manuals, success stories, case-law and videos.  The resources are from civil society organisations, academics and inter-governmental organisations. The resource library offers the option to search by topic, region, country, resource type and language. In addition, the Right to Education Project provides a list of databases that compile information on education (laws, policies, case-laws, data & statistics, reports on implementations and violations of the right to education).
  • World Bank Education Data: The World Bank compiles data on education inputs, participation, efficiency, and outcomes.
  • World Inequality Database on Education: The World Inequality Database on Education (WIDE) brings together data from Demographic and Health Surveys and Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys from over sixty countries to enable users to compare education attainment 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. 
  • WORLD Policy Analysis Center: The WORLD Policy Analysis Center (WORLD) has developed a database using country reports submitted to UNESCO to create global maps of policies on free tuition, compulsory education, inclusive education for children with disabilities, and teacher training. WORLD has also analyzed constitutions to map the right to free and compulsory education from the primary to tertiary levels, which can be accessed here.