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.
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.
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.
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.