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Global Partnership for Education Summit side event: Strengthening data systems in the education sector

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Date(s) and time of event
A girl writes on a chalkboard
GPE/Jawad Jalali
A girl at a blackboard at Ayno Meena Number Two school in the city of Kandahar, Afghanistan.

The sharing and exchange of knowledge with and among countries is one of the key functions of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Knowledge Innovation Exchange (KIX). As GPE’s chosen mechanism to support and mobilize evidence among partner countries, KIX has gathered relevant lessons and experiences from educational stakeholders across the globe. 

The creation of multi-country education research projects facilitates the process of learning from approaches aimed at designing and implementing more reliable education data systems. These projects ensure that country-level data is actually informing educational decision-making, driving knowledge into practice.  

On July 27, 2021, as part of the “Global Education Summit: Financing GPE 2021-2025”, co-hosted by the President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, and the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, KIX will moderate a panel discussion on “Strengthening data systems and utilization in the education sector: Lessons learned from three KIX co-funded multi-country research efforts.” The event will present and analyze three ongoing KIX co-funded research projects designed hand-in-hand with in-country partners (including Ministries of Education) during the global COVID-19 pandemic. The event will be hosted in English and include simultaneous interpretation in French and Spanish. 

This event will contribute important knowledge and know-how on several ongoing global education discussions, including: 

  • how to co-create and co-implement large-scale education research with Ministries of Education, local academics, and in-country partners? 

  • what are some of the best practices and lessons learned from coordinating multi-country education research across contexts? 

  • how can research play a vital role in ensuring strengthening of education data systems and utilization for more data-informed decision-making? 

  • how has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the three research projects presented, and what are some of the mitigation strategies put in place? Which ones worked and why? 


For questions, reach out to Renaud Comba, Research Manager at UNICEF Office of Research: