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Policy brief: Developing Robust and Responsive Education Data Systems to Transform Education Systems in Asia and Pacific

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Policy brief: Developing Robust and Responsive Education Data Systems to Transform Education Systems in Asia and Pacific

first page of the policy briefDespite significant progress in expanding equitable access to quality education and improved learning outcomes, evidence shows that most countries in the Asia-Pacific region will struggle to achieve many targets of SDG 4 by 2030. The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the situation with the reversal of progress from the last decades. At the same time, the pandemic has reshaped the way education is delivered, with both challenges and opportunities, as the countries in the region have designed various mitigation responses. 

Making sound and relevant policies and plans and assessing their effectiveness are faced with the challenges of missing quality data; this undermines rigorous monitoring of SDG 4 progress in the context of national education programmes. 38% of data is missing for the SDG 4 indicators on average in the region. At this critical juncture, each country urgently needs to gather sufficient quality data on which to base actions for learning recovery, remediation, and education transformation. 

This policy brief has been developed for the APREMC II conference held in Bangkok, Thailand in June 2022, for the purpose of discussing developing more robust and responsive education data systems that aid in transforming the regional education systems.

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