March 2, 2016
Written by FHI 360 Education Policy and Data Center
Around the world, more youth go to school now than ever before. As education expands, it is important to ask who remains excluded from global progress. To help draw attention to disadvantaged groups, FHI 360’s Education Policy and Data Center developed country profiles of inequality in education for 16 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The profiles illuminate differences in the educational attainment of young adults from different ethnic and religious groups and subnational regions. They also consider whether those disparities have changed over the past 30 years as well as whether there is a gender dimension to any disadvantages we see.
The profiles draw on a dataset of educational inequality and conflict that EPDC produced as part of a study funded by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
For more information and to access the profiles, click here.