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International comparable data on education and literacy in Africa

The UNESCO Institute for Statistics database provides cross-nation comparable data on education. This includes data on adult and child literacy in Africa.
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Interactive literacy map disaggregated by gender

The interactive UNESCO eAtlas for literacy maps literacy levels across the world. It allows the user to customise maps, charts and ranking tables for indicators covering youth, adult and elderly populations. Indicators are disaggregated by sex to better evaluate gender inequalities.
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Comparative data measuring children’s ability to read for meaning

The Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) provides comparative data on student learning in reading. It is conducted by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement. It has assessed reading comprehension in over 60 countries since 2001.
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UNICEF primary and secondary out-of-school rates by sex

UNICEF provides aggregated data on primary and secondary education including the out-of-school population of boys and girls for the years 2000 to 2015.
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School enrolment by country

This World Bank database uses UNESCO data to provide details of school enrolment by country. It has a databank tool for online visualisation and allows users to download raw data.
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Regional survey data on school resources and learning in Africa

This UNESCO report from 2016 contains key results of a regional survey on factors affecting the quality of education in Africa. It looks at school resources and the learning environment across the continent.
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Country data on education spending in Africa

The World Bank’s education database provides data on indicators such as government spending on education in each African country.
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Education financing in Africa

This research report uses data from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics to investigate the financing of education in sub-Saharan Africa, specifically looking at the challenges of education expansion, equity and quality.