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The Database of International Statistical Activities (DISA) lists the activities of over 30 statistical organizations active in the UNECE region. Updated every year, DISA is a coherent catalogue of planned work in international statistics over the coming year.  
1. Demographic and social statistics (UNESCO)
1. Demographic and social statistics (UNESCO)
1.3 Education (UNESCO)
Objectives

The UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) aims to:

• Gather a wide range of quality statistical information to help Member States analyze the efficiency and effectiveness of their programmes and to inform their policy decisions;
• Interpret and report on the global situation with regard to education, science and technology, culture, and communication;
• Develop new indicators to better reflect emerging policy issues, especially in developing countries;
• Set and apply standards so that data are cross-nationally comparable;
• Reinforce national capacities enabling Member States to improve the quality, analysis and use of national and international data.

Work programme

The Institute's current programme includes:

• Improving the quality of education data collected through annual surveys, in co-ordination with OECD and Eurostat through the shared UOE (UNESCO-OECD-Eurostat) methodology in order to obtain a core set of quality education data, covering all levels of formal education from pre-primary to tertiary, as well as literacy and educational attainment data;
• Developing benchmarks and monitoring international goals, especially the Millennium Development Goals (see 3.3.5) and the objectives of Education for All (EFA);
• Developing and maintaining key measurement frameworks and classifications (e.g., ISCED) and developing new indicator methodologies; developing and implementing an adult literacy assessment to measure the full range of literacy skills;
• Working with donors to reinforce national capacities in the production and use of education statistics, particularly in Africa and Asia;
• Analyzing and interpreting education data - i.e. turning data into information.

Data dissemination and analysis

The UIS releases education data three times a year (January, May, and October) through its on-line Data Centre (www.uis.unesco.org). It also contributes education data for all major international reports such as the World Bank's World Development Indicators, Education for All Global Monitoring Report, UNDP Human Development Report, UNICEF's State of the World's Children and others. The UIS also collaborates with regionally-based organizations. The annual flagship publication for education statistics is the Global Education Digest, which is usually released in August.

Other publications are available in print or CD-ROM formats and for consultation via the UIS website (www.uis.unesco.org), including:

• Statistical profiles (country and issues-based);
• Thematic research and analysis;
• Methodological guides and international classifications.

1. Ongoing methodological work:
• ISCED review;
• Indicator methodologies;
• Literacy projections;
• Review of historical literacy statistics;
• Analysis of data on children out of school.

2. Priority objectives beyond 2011:
• Data quality;
• Learning outcomes;
• Benchmarking education quality.

3. New work to be undertaken in 2011:
• Regional platforms for data collection and analysis

4. Meetings to be organized in 2011:
• ISCED Technical Advisory Panel;
• ISCED Editorial Group meetings;
• ISCED global inter-agency launch;
• Regional and global workshops on children out of school;
• Regional and cluster education statistics workshops (in Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean);
• National data plan workshops;
• National workshops in selected sub-Saharan African countries to reinforce their capacities to compile, report and use education finance data for policymaking.


1.9 Culture (UNESCO)
Work Programme

The Institute's current work programme includes:

Ongoing methodological work:

• Production of handbook and guidelines for the 2009 UNESCO Framework for Cultural Statistics;
• Formulating recommendations for the improvement of the cultural component of international classifications;
• Methodological work on the measurement of the diversity of cultural expressions.

Priority objectives beyond 2011:

• Develop appropriate methodologies and standards that can be implemented by countries in order to support the development of cultural statistics;
• Undertake the collection and dissemination of selected cultural data via global surveys;
• Develop and maintain cross-national databases for selected cultural domains;
• Provide technical assistance to countries in the area of cultural statistics;
• Produce timely and policy-relevant data analysis;
• Support the work of UNESCO Culture sector and countries concerning the use of statistics for evidence-based policymaking.

New work to be undertaken in 2011:

• Release results of the 2010 UIS data collection on feature film statistics;
• Develop and pilot test a new questionnaire on cultural statistics;
• Technical assistance to selected countries in order to facilitate the production and analysis of cultural statistics;
• Produce a second handbook on a selected issue related to cultural statistics.

Meetings to be organized in 2011:

• Training workshop on the 2009 UNESCO Framework for Cultural Statistics in Africa;
• Meeting of Expert Group on the UIS Culture Pilot Questionnaire.



2. Economic statistics (UNESCO)
1.3 Education (UNESCO)
Objectives

The UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) aims to:

• Gather a wide range of quality statistical information to help Member States analyze the efficiency and effectiveness of their programmes and to inform their policy decisions;
• Interpret and report on the global situation with regard to education, science and technology, culture, and communication;
• Develop new indicators to better reflect emerging policy issues, especially in developing countries;
• Set and apply standards so that data are cross-nationally comparable;
• Reinforce national capacities enabling Member States to improve the quality, analysis and use of national and international data.

Work programme

The Institute's current programme includes:

• Improving the quality of education data collected through annual surveys, in co-ordination with OECD and Eurostat through the shared UOE (UNESCO-OECD-Eurostat) methodology in order to obtain a core set of quality education data, covering all levels of formal education from pre-primary to tertiary, as well as literacy and educational attainment data;
• Developing benchmarks and monitoring international goals, especially the Millennium Development Goals (see 3.3.5) and the objectives of Education for All (EFA);
• Developing and maintaining key measurement frameworks and classifications (e.g., ISCED) and developing new indicator methodologies; developing and implementing an adult literacy assessment to measure the full range of literacy skills;
• Working with donors to reinforce national capacities in the production and use of education statistics, particularly in Africa and Asia;
• Analyzing and interpreting education data - i.e. turning data into information.

Data dissemination and analysis

The UIS releases education data three times a year (January, May, and October) through its on-line Data Centre (www.uis.unesco.org). It also contributes education data for all major international reports such as the World Bank's World Development Indicators, Education for All Global Monitoring Report, UNDP Human Development Report, UNICEF's State of the World's Children and others. The UIS also collaborates with regionally-based organizations. The annual flagship publication for education statistics is the Global Education Digest, which is usually released in August.

Other publications are available in print or CD-ROM formats and for consultation via the UIS website (www.uis.unesco.org), including:

• Statistical profiles (country and issues-based);
• Thematic research and analysis;
• Methodological guides and international classifications.

1. Ongoing methodological work:
• ISCED review;
• Indicator methodologies;
• Literacy projections;
• Review of historical literacy statistics;
• Analysis of data on children out of school.

2. Priority objectives beyond 2011:
• Data quality;
• Learning outcomes;
• Benchmarking education quality.

3. New work to be undertaken in 2011:
• Regional platforms for data collection and analysis

4. Meetings to be organized in 2011:
• ISCED Technical Advisory Panel;
• ISCED Editorial Group meetings;
• ISCED global inter-agency launch;
• Regional and global workshops on children out of school;
• Regional and cluster education statistics workshops (in Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean);
• National data plan workshops;
• National workshops in selected sub-Saharan African countries to reinforce their capacities to compile, report and use education finance data for policymaking.


1.9 Culture (UNESCO)
Work Programme

The Institute's current work programme includes:

Ongoing methodological work:

• Production of handbook and guidelines for the 2009 UNESCO Framework for Cultural Statistics;
• Formulating recommendations for the improvement of the cultural component of international classifications;
• Methodological work on the measurement of the diversity of cultural expressions.

Priority objectives beyond 2011:

• Develop appropriate methodologies and standards that can be implemented by countries in order to support the development of cultural statistics;
• Undertake the collection and dissemination of selected cultural data via global surveys;
• Develop and maintain cross-national databases for selected cultural domains;
• Provide technical assistance to countries in the area of cultural statistics;
• Produce timely and policy-relevant data analysis;
• Support the work of UNESCO Culture sector and countries concerning the use of statistics for evidence-based policymaking.

New work to be undertaken in 2011:

• Release results of the 2010 UIS data collection on feature film statistics;
• Develop and pilot test a new questionnaire on cultural statistics;
• Technical assistance to selected countries in order to facilitate the production and analysis of cultural statistics;
• Produce a second handbook on a selected issue related to cultural statistics.

Meetings to be organized in 2011:

• Training workshop on the 2009 UNESCO Framework for Cultural Statistics in Africa;
• Meeting of Expert Group on the UIS Culture Pilot Questionnaire.



3. Environment and multi-domain statistics (UNESCO)
1.3 Education (UNESCO)
Objectives

The UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) aims to:

• Gather a wide range of quality statistical information to help Member States analyze the efficiency and effectiveness of their programmes and to inform their policy decisions;
• Interpret and report on the global situation with regard to education, science and technology, culture, and communication;
• Develop new indicators to better reflect emerging policy issues, especially in developing countries;
• Set and apply standards so that data are cross-nationally comparable;
• Reinforce national capacities enabling Member States to improve the quality, analysis and use of national and international data.

Work programme

The Institute's current programme includes:

• Improving the quality of education data collected through annual surveys, in co-ordination with OECD and Eurostat through the shared UOE (UNESCO-OECD-Eurostat) methodology in order to obtain a core set of quality education data, covering all levels of formal education from pre-primary to tertiary, as well as literacy and educational attainment data;
• Developing benchmarks and monitoring international goals, especially the Millennium Development Goals (see 3.3.5) and the objectives of Education for All (EFA);
• Developing and maintaining key measurement frameworks and classifications (e.g., ISCED) and developing new indicator methodologies; developing and implementing an adult literacy assessment to measure the full range of literacy skills;
• Working with donors to reinforce national capacities in the production and use of education statistics, particularly in Africa and Asia;
• Analyzing and interpreting education data - i.e. turning data into information.

Data dissemination and analysis

The UIS releases education data three times a year (January, May, and October) through its on-line Data Centre (www.uis.unesco.org). It also contributes education data for all major international reports such as the World Bank's World Development Indicators, Education for All Global Monitoring Report, UNDP Human Development Report, UNICEF's State of the World's Children and others. The UIS also collaborates with regionally-based organizations. The annual flagship publication for education statistics is the Global Education Digest, which is usually released in August.

Other publications are available in print or CD-ROM formats and for consultation via the UIS website (www.uis.unesco.org), including:

• Statistical profiles (country and issues-based);
• Thematic research and analysis;
• Methodological guides and international classifications.

1. Ongoing methodological work:
• ISCED review;
• Indicator methodologies;
• Literacy projections;
• Review of historical literacy statistics;
• Analysis of data on children out of school.

2. Priority objectives beyond 2011:
• Data quality;
• Learning outcomes;
• Benchmarking education quality.

3. New work to be undertaken in 2011:
• Regional platforms for data collection and analysis

4. Meetings to be organized in 2011:
• ISCED Technical Advisory Panel;
• ISCED Editorial Group meetings;
• ISCED global inter-agency launch;
• Regional and global workshops on children out of school;
• Regional and cluster education statistics workshops (in Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean);
• National data plan workshops;
• National workshops in selected sub-Saharan African countries to reinforce their capacities to compile, report and use education finance data for policymaking.


1.9 Culture (UNESCO)
Work Programme

The Institute's current work programme includes:

Ongoing methodological work:

• Production of handbook and guidelines for the 2009 UNESCO Framework for Cultural Statistics;
• Formulating recommendations for the improvement of the cultural component of international classifications;
• Methodological work on the measurement of the diversity of cultural expressions.

Priority objectives beyond 2011:

• Develop appropriate methodologies and standards that can be implemented by countries in order to support the development of cultural statistics;
• Undertake the collection and dissemination of selected cultural data via global surveys;
• Develop and maintain cross-national databases for selected cultural domains;
• Provide technical assistance to countries in the area of cultural statistics;
• Produce timely and policy-relevant data analysis;
• Support the work of UNESCO Culture sector and countries concerning the use of statistics for evidence-based policymaking.

New work to be undertaken in 2011:

• Release results of the 2010 UIS data collection on feature film statistics;
• Develop and pilot test a new questionnaire on cultural statistics;
• Technical assistance to selected countries in order to facilitate the production and analysis of cultural statistics;
• Produce a second handbook on a selected issue related to cultural statistics.

Meetings to be organized in 2011:

• Training workshop on the 2009 UNESCO Framework for Cultural Statistics in Africa;
• Meeting of Expert Group on the UIS Culture Pilot Questionnaire.



4. Methodology of data collection, processing, dissemination and analysis (UNESCO)
1.3 Education (UNESCO)
Objectives

The UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) aims to:

• Gather a wide range of quality statistical information to help Member States analyze the efficiency and effectiveness of their programmes and to inform their policy decisions;
• Interpret and report on the global situation with regard to education, science and technology, culture, and communication;
• Develop new indicators to better reflect emerging policy issues, especially in developing countries;
• Set and apply standards so that data are cross-nationally comparable;
• Reinforce national capacities enabling Member States to improve the quality, analysis and use of national and international data.

Work programme

The Institute's current programme includes:

• Improving the quality of education data collected through annual surveys, in co-ordination with OECD and Eurostat through the shared UOE (UNESCO-OECD-Eurostat) methodology in order to obtain a core set of quality education data, covering all levels of formal education from pre-primary to tertiary, as well as literacy and educational attainment data;
• Developing benchmarks and monitoring international goals, especially the Millennium Development Goals (see 3.3.5) and the objectives of Education for All (EFA);
• Developing and maintaining key measurement frameworks and classifications (e.g., ISCED) and developing new indicator methodologies; developing and implementing an adult literacy assessment to measure the full range of literacy skills;
• Working with donors to reinforce national capacities in the production and use of education statistics, particularly in Africa and Asia;
• Analyzing and interpreting education data - i.e. turning data into information.

Data dissemination and analysis

The UIS releases education data three times a year (January, May, and October) through its on-line Data Centre (www.uis.unesco.org). It also contributes education data for all major international reports such as the World Bank's World Development Indicators, Education for All Global Monitoring Report, UNDP Human Development Report, UNICEF's State of the World's Children and others. The UIS also collaborates with regionally-based organizations. The annual flagship publication for education statistics is the Global Education Digest, which is usually released in August.

Other publications are available in print or CD-ROM formats and for consultation via the UIS website (www.uis.unesco.org), including:

• Statistical profiles (country and issues-based);
• Thematic research and analysis;
• Methodological guides and international classifications.

1. Ongoing methodological work:
• ISCED review;
• Indicator methodologies;
• Literacy projections;
• Review of historical literacy statistics;
• Analysis of data on children out of school.

2. Priority objectives beyond 2011:
• Data quality;
• Learning outcomes;
• Benchmarking education quality.

3. New work to be undertaken in 2011:
• Regional platforms for data collection and analysis

4. Meetings to be organized in 2011:
• ISCED Technical Advisory Panel;
• ISCED Editorial Group meetings;
• ISCED global inter-agency launch;
• Regional and global workshops on children out of school;
• Regional and cluster education statistics workshops (in Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean);
• National data plan workshops;
• National workshops in selected sub-Saharan African countries to reinforce their capacities to compile, report and use education finance data for policymaking.


1.9 Culture (UNESCO)
Work Programme

The Institute's current work programme includes:

Ongoing methodological work:

• Production of handbook and guidelines for the 2009 UNESCO Framework for Cultural Statistics;
• Formulating recommendations for the improvement of the cultural component of international classifications;
• Methodological work on the measurement of the diversity of cultural expressions.

Priority objectives beyond 2011:

• Develop appropriate methodologies and standards that can be implemented by countries in order to support the development of cultural statistics;
• Undertake the collection and dissemination of selected cultural data via global surveys;
• Develop and maintain cross-national databases for selected cultural domains;
• Provide technical assistance to countries in the area of cultural statistics;
• Produce timely and policy-relevant data analysis;
• Support the work of UNESCO Culture sector and countries concerning the use of statistics for evidence-based policymaking.

New work to be undertaken in 2011:

• Release results of the 2010 UIS data collection on feature film statistics;
• Develop and pilot test a new questionnaire on cultural statistics;
• Technical assistance to selected countries in order to facilitate the production and analysis of cultural statistics;
• Produce a second handbook on a selected issue related to cultural statistics.

Meetings to be organized in 2011:

• Training workshop on the 2009 UNESCO Framework for Cultural Statistics in Africa;
• Meeting of Expert Group on the UIS Culture Pilot Questionnaire.



5. Strategic and managerial issues of official statistics (UNESCO)
1.3 Education (UNESCO)
Objectives

The UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) aims to:

• Gather a wide range of quality statistical information to help Member States analyze the efficiency and effectiveness of their programmes and to inform their policy decisions;
• Interpret and report on the global situation with regard to education, science and technology, culture, and communication;
• Develop new indicators to better reflect emerging policy issues, especially in developing countries;
• Set and apply standards so that data are cross-nationally comparable;
• Reinforce national capacities enabling Member States to improve the quality, analysis and use of national and international data.

Work programme

The Institute's current programme includes:

• Improving the quality of education data collected through annual surveys, in co-ordination with OECD and Eurostat through the shared UOE (UNESCO-OECD-Eurostat) methodology in order to obtain a core set of quality education data, covering all levels of formal education from pre-primary to tertiary, as well as literacy and educational attainment data;
• Developing benchmarks and monitoring international goals, especially the Millennium Development Goals (see 3.3.5) and the objectives of Education for All (EFA);
• Developing and maintaining key measurement frameworks and classifications (e.g., ISCED) and developing new indicator methodologies; developing and implementing an adult literacy assessment to measure the full range of literacy skills;
• Working with donors to reinforce national capacities in the production and use of education statistics, particularly in Africa and Asia;
• Analyzing and interpreting education data - i.e. turning data into information.

Data dissemination and analysis

The UIS releases education data three times a year (January, May, and October) through its on-line Data Centre (www.uis.unesco.org). It also contributes education data for all major international reports such as the World Bank's World Development Indicators, Education for All Global Monitoring Report, UNDP Human Development Report, UNICEF's State of the World's Children and others. The UIS also collaborates with regionally-based organizations. The annual flagship publication for education statistics is the Global Education Digest, which is usually released in August.

Other publications are available in print or CD-ROM formats and for consultation via the UIS website (www.uis.unesco.org), including:

• Statistical profiles (country and issues-based);
• Thematic research and analysis;
• Methodological guides and international classifications.

1. Ongoing methodological work:
• ISCED review;
• Indicator methodologies;
• Literacy projections;
• Review of historical literacy statistics;
• Analysis of data on children out of school.

2. Priority objectives beyond 2011:
• Data quality;
• Learning outcomes;
• Benchmarking education quality.

3. New work to be undertaken in 2011:
• Regional platforms for data collection and analysis

4. Meetings to be organized in 2011:
• ISCED Technical Advisory Panel;
• ISCED Editorial Group meetings;
• ISCED global inter-agency launch;
• Regional and global workshops on children out of school;
• Regional and cluster education statistics workshops (in Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean);
• National data plan workshops;
• National workshops in selected sub-Saharan African countries to reinforce their capacities to compile, report and use education finance data for policymaking.


1.9 Culture (UNESCO)
Work Programme

The Institute's current work programme includes:

Ongoing methodological work:

• Production of handbook and guidelines for the 2009 UNESCO Framework for Cultural Statistics;
• Formulating recommendations for the improvement of the cultural component of international classifications;
• Methodological work on the measurement of the diversity of cultural expressions.

Priority objectives beyond 2011:

• Develop appropriate methodologies and standards that can be implemented by countries in order to support the development of cultural statistics;
• Undertake the collection and dissemination of selected cultural data via global surveys;
• Develop and maintain cross-national databases for selected cultural domains;
• Provide technical assistance to countries in the area of cultural statistics;
• Produce timely and policy-relevant data analysis;
• Support the work of UNESCO Culture sector and countries concerning the use of statistics for evidence-based policymaking.

New work to be undertaken in 2011:

• Release results of the 2010 UIS data collection on feature film statistics;
• Develop and pilot test a new questionnaire on cultural statistics;
• Technical assistance to selected countries in order to facilitate the production and analysis of cultural statistics;
• Produce a second handbook on a selected issue related to cultural statistics.

Meetings to be organized in 2011:

• Training workshop on the 2009 UNESCO Framework for Cultural Statistics in Africa;
• Meeting of Expert Group on the UIS Culture Pilot Questionnaire.




2. Economic statistics (UNESCO)
1. Demographic and social statistics (UNESCO)
2.9 Science and technology (UNESCO)
Research and Development, Human Resources in Science and Technology and Innovation

Work Programme

The current programme of the UIS includes:

• Collection and publication of data on research and development (R&D) from all countries in the world in co-ordination with the OECD, Eurostat and RICYT;
• A pilot collection of innovation data from about 15 developing countries;
• Development of guidelines on how to conduct R&D surveys in developing countries;
• Promotion of a model survey of doctorate holders in a joint project with OECD and Eurostat;
• Publications on international mobility among researchers and the results of the 2010 R&D data collection.

Ongoing methodological work

• Preparation of guidelines on how to conduct R&D surveys in developing countries, including the development of a model questionnaire, and the revision of concepts used for S&T Education and Training (STET) and S&T Services (STS).

Priority objectives beyond 2011:

• Continuation of the biennial UIS R&D survey;
• Establishment of a global collection of innovation data conducted on a biennial basis;
• Continuation of capacity building activities;
• Methodological guidance for developing countries on the collection of R&D and innovation data;
• Analysis of STI indicators.

New work to be undertaken in 2011:

• Pilot collection of innovation data;
• Publications on international mobility of researchers and the results of the 2010 R&D data collection;
• Processing and disseminating R&D metadata;
• Developing a model innovation survey in cooperation with RICYT.

Meetings to be organized in 2011:

• Capacity building workshops in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean;
• Expert Meeting on innovation surveys in Montreal.



2. Economic statistics (UNESCO)
2.9 Science and technology (UNESCO)
Research and Development, Human Resources in Science and Technology and Innovation

Work Programme

The current programme of the UIS includes:

• Collection and publication of data on research and development (R&D) from all countries in the world in co-ordination with the OECD, Eurostat and RICYT;
• A pilot collection of innovation data from about 15 developing countries;
• Development of guidelines on how to conduct R&D surveys in developing countries;
• Promotion of a model survey of doctorate holders in a joint project with OECD and Eurostat;
• Publications on international mobility among researchers and the results of the 2010 R&D data collection.

Ongoing methodological work

• Preparation of guidelines on how to conduct R&D surveys in developing countries, including the development of a model questionnaire, and the revision of concepts used for S&T Education and Training (STET) and S&T Services (STS).

Priority objectives beyond 2011:

• Continuation of the biennial UIS R&D survey;
• Establishment of a global collection of innovation data conducted on a biennial basis;
• Continuation of capacity building activities;
• Methodological guidance for developing countries on the collection of R&D and innovation data;
• Analysis of STI indicators.

New work to be undertaken in 2011:

• Pilot collection of innovation data;
• Publications on international mobility of researchers and the results of the 2010 R&D data collection;
• Processing and disseminating R&D metadata;
• Developing a model innovation survey in cooperation with RICYT.

Meetings to be organized in 2011:

• Capacity building workshops in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean;
• Expert Meeting on innovation surveys in Montreal.



3. Environment and multi-domain statistics (UNESCO)
2.9 Science and technology (UNESCO)
Research and Development, Human Resources in Science and Technology and Innovation

Work Programme

The current programme of the UIS includes:

• Collection and publication of data on research and development (R&D) from all countries in the world in co-ordination with the OECD, Eurostat and RICYT;
• A pilot collection of innovation data from about 15 developing countries;
• Development of guidelines on how to conduct R&D surveys in developing countries;
• Promotion of a model survey of doctorate holders in a joint project with OECD and Eurostat;
• Publications on international mobility among researchers and the results of the 2010 R&D data collection.

Ongoing methodological work

• Preparation of guidelines on how to conduct R&D surveys in developing countries, including the development of a model questionnaire, and the revision of concepts used for S&T Education and Training (STET) and S&T Services (STS).

Priority objectives beyond 2011:

• Continuation of the biennial UIS R&D survey;
• Establishment of a global collection of innovation data conducted on a biennial basis;
• Continuation of capacity building activities;
• Methodological guidance for developing countries on the collection of R&D and innovation data;
• Analysis of STI indicators.

New work to be undertaken in 2011:

• Pilot collection of innovation data;
• Publications on international mobility of researchers and the results of the 2010 R&D data collection;
• Processing and disseminating R&D metadata;
• Developing a model innovation survey in cooperation with RICYT.

Meetings to be organized in 2011:

• Capacity building workshops in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean;
• Expert Meeting on innovation surveys in Montreal.



4. Methodology of data collection, processing, dissemination and analysis (UNESCO)
2.9 Science and technology (UNESCO)
Research and Development, Human Resources in Science and Technology and Innovation

Work Programme

The current programme of the UIS includes:

• Collection and publication of data on research and development (R&D) from all countries in the world in co-ordination with the OECD, Eurostat and RICYT;
• A pilot collection of innovation data from about 15 developing countries;
• Development of guidelines on how to conduct R&D surveys in developing countries;
• Promotion of a model survey of doctorate holders in a joint project with OECD and Eurostat;
• Publications on international mobility among researchers and the results of the 2010 R&D data collection.

Ongoing methodological work

• Preparation of guidelines on how to conduct R&D surveys in developing countries, including the development of a model questionnaire, and the revision of concepts used for S&T Education and Training (STET) and S&T Services (STS).

Priority objectives beyond 2011:

• Continuation of the biennial UIS R&D survey;
• Establishment of a global collection of innovation data conducted on a biennial basis;
• Continuation of capacity building activities;
• Methodological guidance for developing countries on the collection of R&D and innovation data;
• Analysis of STI indicators.

New work to be undertaken in 2011:

• Pilot collection of innovation data;
• Publications on international mobility of researchers and the results of the 2010 R&D data collection;
• Processing and disseminating R&D metadata;
• Developing a model innovation survey in cooperation with RICYT.

Meetings to be organized in 2011:

• Capacity building workshops in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean;
• Expert Meeting on innovation surveys in Montreal.



5. Strategic and managerial issues of official statistics (UNESCO)
2.9 Science and technology (UNESCO)
Research and Development, Human Resources in Science and Technology and Innovation

Work Programme

The current programme of the UIS includes:

• Collection and publication of data on research and development (R&D) from all countries in the world in co-ordination with the OECD, Eurostat and RICYT;
• A pilot collection of innovation data from about 15 developing countries;
• Development of guidelines on how to conduct R&D surveys in developing countries;
• Promotion of a model survey of doctorate holders in a joint project with OECD and Eurostat;
• Publications on international mobility among researchers and the results of the 2010 R&D data collection.

Ongoing methodological work

• Preparation of guidelines on how to conduct R&D surveys in developing countries, including the development of a model questionnaire, and the revision of concepts used for S&T Education and Training (STET) and S&T Services (STS).

Priority objectives beyond 2011:

• Continuation of the biennial UIS R&D survey;
• Establishment of a global collection of innovation data conducted on a biennial basis;
• Continuation of capacity building activities;
• Methodological guidance for developing countries on the collection of R&D and innovation data;
• Analysis of STI indicators.

New work to be undertaken in 2011:

• Pilot collection of innovation data;
• Publications on international mobility of researchers and the results of the 2010 R&D data collection;
• Processing and disseminating R&D metadata;
• Developing a model innovation survey in cooperation with RICYT.

Meetings to be organized in 2011:

• Capacity building workshops in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean;
• Expert Meeting on innovation surveys in Montreal.




3. Environment and multi-domain statistics (UNESCO)
1. Demographic and social statistics (UNESCO)
3.3 Multi-domain statistics and indicators (UNESCO)
1.3 Education (UNESCO)
Objectives

The UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) aims to:

• Gather a wide range of quality statistical information to help Member States analyze the efficiency and effectiveness of their programmes and to inform their policy decisions;
• Interpret and report on the global situation with regard to education, science and technology, culture, and communication;
• Develop new indicators to better reflect emerging policy issues, especially in developing countries;
• Set and apply standards so that data are cross-nationally comparable;
• Reinforce national capacities enabling Member States to improve the quality, analysis and use of national and international data.

Work programme

The Institute's current programme includes:

• Improving the quality of education data collected through annual surveys, in co-ordination with OECD and Eurostat through the shared UOE (UNESCO-OECD-Eurostat) methodology in order to obtain a core set of quality education data, covering all levels of formal education from pre-primary to tertiary, as well as literacy and educational attainment data;
• Developing benchmarks and monitoring international goals, especially the Millennium Development Goals (see 3.3.5) and the objectives of Education for All (EFA);
• Developing and maintaining key measurement frameworks and classifications (e.g., ISCED) and developing new indicator methodologies; developing and implementing an adult literacy assessment to measure the full range of literacy skills;
• Working with donors to reinforce national capacities in the production and use of education statistics, particularly in Africa and Asia;
• Analyzing and interpreting education data - i.e. turning data into information.

Data dissemination and analysis

The UIS releases education data three times a year (January, May, and October) through its on-line Data Centre (www.uis.unesco.org). It also contributes education data for all major international reports such as the World Bank's World Development Indicators, Education for All Global Monitoring Report, UNDP Human Development Report, UNICEF's State of the World's Children and others. The UIS also collaborates with regionally-based organizations. The annual flagship publication for education statistics is the Global Education Digest, which is usually released in August.

Other publications are available in print or CD-ROM formats and for consultation via the UIS website (www.uis.unesco.org), including:

• Statistical profiles (country and issues-based);
• Thematic research and analysis;
• Methodological guides and international classifications.

1. Ongoing methodological work:
• ISCED review;
• Indicator methodologies;
• Literacy projections;
• Review of historical literacy statistics;
• Analysis of data on children out of school.

2. Priority objectives beyond 2011:
• Data quality;
• Learning outcomes;
• Benchmarking education quality.

3. New work to be undertaken in 2011:
• Regional platforms for data collection and analysis

4. Meetings to be organized in 2011:
• ISCED Technical Advisory Panel;
• ISCED Editorial Group meetings;
• ISCED global inter-agency launch;
• Regional and global workshops on children out of school;
• Regional and cluster education statistics workshops (in Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean);
• National data plan workshops;
• National workshops in selected sub-Saharan African countries to reinforce their capacities to compile, report and use education finance data for policymaking.1.9 Culture (UNESCO)
Work Programme

The Institute's current work programme includes:

Ongoing methodological work:

• Production of handbook and guidelines for the 2009 UNESCO Framework for Cultural Statistics;
• Formulating recommendations for the improvement of the cultural component of international classifications;
• Methodological work on the measurement of the diversity of cultural expressions.

Priority objectives beyond 2011:

• Develop appropriate methodologies and standards that can be implemented by countries in order to support the development of cultural statistics;
• Undertake the collection and dissemination of selected cultural data via global surveys;
• Develop and maintain cross-national databases for selected cultural domains;
• Provide technical assistance to countries in the area of cultural statistics;
• Produce timely and policy-relevant data analysis;
• Support the work of UNESCO Culture sector and countries concerning the use of statistics for evidence-based policymaking.

New work to be undertaken in 2011:

• Release results of the 2010 UIS data collection on feature film statistics;
• Develop and pilot test a new questionnaire on cultural statistics;
• Technical assistance to selected countries in order to facilitate the production and analysis of cultural statistics;
• Produce a second handbook on a selected issue related to cultural statistics.

Meetings to be organized in 2011:

• Training workshop on the 2009 UNESCO Framework for Cultural Statistics in Africa;
• Meeting of Expert Group on the UIS Culture Pilot Questionnaire.



2. Economic statistics (UNESCO)
3.3 Multi-domain statistics and indicators (UNESCO)
2.9 Science and technology (UNESCO)
Research and Development, Human Resources in Science and Technology and Innovation

Work Programme

The current programme of the UIS includes:

• Collection and publication of data on research and development (R&D) from all countries in the world in co-ordination with the OECD, Eurostat and RICYT;
• A pilot collection of innovation data from about 15 developing countries;
• Development of guidelines on how to conduct R&D surveys in developing countries;
• Promotion of a model survey of doctorate holders in a joint project with OECD and Eurostat;
• Publications on international mobility among researchers and the results of the 2010 R&D data collection.

Ongoing methodological work

• Preparation of guidelines on how to conduct R&D surveys in developing countries, including the development of a model questionnaire, and the revision of concepts used for S&T Education and Training (STET) and S&T Services (STS).

Priority objectives beyond 2011:

• Continuation of the biennial UIS R&D survey;
• Establishment of a global collection of innovation data conducted on a biennial basis;
• Continuation of capacity building activities;
• Methodological guidance for developing countries on the collection of R&D and innovation data;
• Analysis of STI indicators.

New work to be undertaken in 2011:

• Pilot collection of innovation data;
• Publications on international mobility of researchers and the results of the 2010 R&D data collection;
• Processing and disseminating R&D metadata;
• Developing a model innovation survey in cooperation with RICYT.

Meetings to be organized in 2011:

• Capacity building workshops in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean;
• Expert Meeting on innovation surveys in Montreal.



3. Environment and multi-domain statistics (UNESCO)
3.3 Multi-domain statistics and indicators (UNESCO)
3.3 Multi-domain statistics and indicators (UNESCO)
3.3.3 Information society (UNESCO)
Measuring Information Society

Work Programme

Ongoing methodological work:

The UIS is supporting the UNESCO's Communication and Information (CI) Sector to develop a framework to measure core 'information society skills' for teachers. In particular, the Institute has established an international technical advisory panel to help validate cost-effective methodologies that will be made available to countries for their own assessments needs.

Priority objectives beyond 2011:

• Establish two regular surveys on media statistics and the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in education.
• Pilot-test and validate modules for measuring core skills associated with knowledge societies.

New work to be undertaken in 2011:

• Promotion of a new series of internationally comparable statistics on ICT in education by producing a regional report on ICT integration in education in Latin America and the Caribbean.
• Pilot-testing and validation of the new media survey reflecting emerging trends in print, broadcast, mobile and online media.
• Technical support to the UNESCO CI Sector on the development of methodological tools for measuring skills associated with knowledge societies.

Meetings to be organized in 2011:

• Validation workshop with countries piloting the media survey pilot to be organized in Mozambique.3.3.5 Indicators related to the Millennium Development Goals (UNESCO)
Data for MDGs

• UIS is responsible for providing the data for monitoring the international education indicators as part of the MDGs, namely goals 2 and 3.



4. Methodology of data collection, processing, dissemination and analysis (UNESCO)
3.3 Multi-domain statistics and indicators (UNESCO)
4.2 Classifications (UNESCO)
Classifications

Work Programme

The current programme of the UIS includes:

• Series of global consultations with national statisticians and classification experts to review the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED97) with a view to improving its implementation and possibly revising specific elements of the classification;
• Collaboration with the EU in the adaptation of their Classification of Learning Activity to non EU countries;
• Collaboration with EU and OECD on standards for adult and non-formal education.4.3 Data sources (UNESCO)
3.3.3 Information society (UNESCO)
Measuring Information Society

Work Programme

Ongoing methodological work:

The UIS is supporting the UNESCO's Communication and Information (CI) Sector to develop a framework to measure core 'information society skills' for teachers. In particular, the Institute has established an international technical advisory panel to help validate cost-effective methodologies that will be made available to countries for their own assessments needs.

Priority objectives beyond 2011:

• Establish two regular surveys on media statistics and the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in education.
• Pilot-test and validate modules for measuring core skills associated with knowledge societies.

New work to be undertaken in 2011:

• Promotion of a new series of internationally comparable statistics on ICT in education by producing a regional report on ICT integration in education in Latin America and the Caribbean.
• Pilot-testing and validation of the new media survey reflecting emerging trends in print, broadcast, mobile and online media.
• Technical support to the UNESCO CI Sector on the development of methodological tools for measuring skills associated with knowledge societies.

Meetings to be organized in 2011:

• Validation workshop with countries piloting the media survey pilot to be organized in Mozambique.3.3.5 Indicators related to the Millennium Development Goals (UNESCO)
Data for MDGs

• UIS is responsible for providing the data for monitoring the international education indicators as part of the MDGs, namely goals 2 and 3.



5. Strategic and managerial issues of official statistics (UNESCO)
3.3 Multi-domain statistics and indicators (UNESCO)
5.3 Quality frameworks and measurement of performance of statistical systems and offices (UNESCO)
Data Quality

The UIS has made improving data quality a major component of its current work programme, and has a series of initiatives under way to systematically measure, report on, and improve data quality with a special focus on timeliness and accessibility. The Institute is also seeking to improve the coverage of its data and metadata.
The Institute and OECD have developed a version of the IMF DQAF specifically for education that is used in capacity building activities.

The UIS has also a Quality Monitoring and Reporting Framework to assess the quality of its survey activities and the content of the international statistical database. This framework aligns UIS strategic objectives with a key set of performance indicators. It is based on existing work done by the IMF and Eurostat.

Priority objectives beyond 2011:

• Produce quality reports for all relevant UIS surveys;
• Improve the questionnaire design phase;
• Improve metadata management;
• Improve the process of exchanging data between the UIS and other organizations;
• Improve statistical systems.

New work to be undertaken in 2011:

• Quality report disseminated with each education data release;
• Quality report produced for R&D statistics.




4. Methodology of data collection, processing, dissemination and analysis (UNESCO)
1. Demographic and social statistics (UNESCO)
4.2 Classifications (UNESCO)
Classifications

Work Programme

The current programme of the UIS includes:

• Series of global consultations with national statisticians and classification experts to review the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED97) with a view to improving its implementation and possibly revising specific elements of the classification;
• Collaboration with the EU in the adaptation of their Classification of Learning Activity to non EU countries;
• Collaboration with EU and OECD on standards for adult and non-formal education.


4.3 Data sources (UNESCO)
1.3 Education (UNESCO)
Objectives

The UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) aims to:

• Gather a wide range of quality statistical information to help Member States analyze the efficiency and effectiveness of their programmes and to inform their policy decisions;
• Interpret and report on the global situation with regard to education, science and technology, culture, and communication;
• Develop new indicators to better reflect emerging policy issues, especially in developing countries;
• Set and apply standards so that data are cross-nationally comparable;
• Reinforce national capacities enabling Member States to improve the quality, analysis and use of national and international data.

Work programme

The Institute's current programme includes:

• Improving the quality of education data collected through annual surveys, in co-ordination with OECD and Eurostat through the shared UOE (UNESCO-OECD-Eurostat) methodology in order to obtain a core set of quality education data, covering all levels of formal education from pre-primary to tertiary, as well as literacy and educational attainment data;
• Developing benchmarks and monitoring international goals, especially the Millennium Development Goals (see 3.3.5) and the objectives of Education for All (EFA);
• Developing and maintaining key measurement frameworks and classifications (e.g., ISCED) and developing new indicator methodologies; developing and implementing an adult literacy assessment to measure the full range of literacy skills;
• Working with donors to reinforce national capacities in the production and use of education statistics, particularly in Africa and Asia;
• Analyzing and interpreting education data - i.e. turning data into information.

Data dissemination and analysis

The UIS releases education data three times a year (January, May, and October) through its on-line Data Centre (www.uis.unesco.org). It also contributes education data for all major international reports such as the World Bank's World Development Indicators, Education for All Global Monitoring Report, UNDP Human Development Report, UNICEF's State of the World's Children and others. The UIS also collaborates with regionally-based organizations. The annual flagship publication for education statistics is the Global Education Digest, which is usually released in August.

Other publications are available in print or CD-ROM formats and for consultation via the UIS website (www.uis.unesco.org), including:

• Statistical profiles (country and issues-based);
• Thematic research and analysis;
• Methodological guides and international classifications.

1. Ongoing methodological work:
• ISCED review;
• Indicator methodologies;
• Literacy projections;
• Review of historical literacy statistics;
• Analysis of data on children out of school.

2. Priority objectives beyond 2011:
• Data quality;
• Learning outcomes;
• Benchmarking education quality.

3. New work to be undertaken in 2011:
• Regional platforms for data collection and analysis

4. Meetings to be organized in 2011:
• ISCED Technical Advisory Panel;
• ISCED Editorial Group meetings;
• ISCED global inter-agency launch;
• Regional and global workshops on children out of school;
• Regional and cluster education statistics workshops (in Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean);
• National data plan workshops;
• National workshops in selected sub-Saharan African countries to reinforce their capacities to compile, report and use education finance data for policymaking.1.9 Culture (UNESCO)
Work Programme

The Institute's current work programme includes:

Ongoing methodological work:

• Production of handbook and guidelines for the 2009 UNESCO Framework for Cultural Statistics;
• Formulating recommendations for the improvement of the cultural component of international classifications;
• Methodological work on the measurement of the diversity of cultural expressions.

Priority objectives beyond 2011:

• Develop appropriate methodologies and standards that can be implemented by countries in order to support the development of cultural statistics;
• Undertake the collection and dissemination of selected cultural data via global surveys;
• Develop and maintain cross-national databases for selected cultural domains;
• Provide technical assistance to countries in the area of cultural statistics;
• Produce timely and policy-relevant data analysis;
• Support the work of UNESCO Culture sector and countries concerning the use of statistics for evidence-based policymaking.

New work to be undertaken in 2011:

• Release results of the 2010 UIS data collection on feature film statistics;
• Develop and pilot test a new questionnaire on cultural statistics;
• Technical assistance to selected countries in order to facilitate the production and analysis of cultural statistics;
• Produce a second handbook on a selected issue related to cultural statistics.

Meetings to be organized in 2011:

• Training workshop on the 2009 UNESCO Framework for Cultural Statistics in Africa;
• Meeting of Expert Group on the UIS Culture Pilot Questionnaire.



2. Economic statistics (UNESCO)
4.2 Classifications (UNESCO)
Classifications

Work Programme

The current programme of the UIS includes:

• Series of global consultations with national statisticians and classification experts to review the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED97) with a view to improving its implementation and possibly revising specific elements of the classification;
• Collaboration with the EU in the adaptation of their Classification of Learning Activity to non EU countries;
• Collaboration with EU and OECD on standards for adult and non-formal education.


4.3 Data sources (UNESCO)
2.9 Science and technology (UNESCO)
Research and Development, Human Resources in Science and Technology and Innovation

Work Programme

The current programme of the UIS includes:

• Collection and publication of data on research and development (R&D) from all countries in the world in co-ordination with the OECD, Eurostat and RICYT;
• A pilot collection of innovation data from about 15 developing countries;
• Development of guidelines on how to conduct R&D surveys in developing countries;
• Promotion of a model survey of doctorate holders in a joint project with OECD and Eurostat;
• Publications on international mobility among researchers and the results of the 2010 R&D data collection.

Ongoing methodological work

• Preparation of guidelines on how to conduct R&D surveys in developing countries, including the development of a model questionnaire, and the revision of concepts used for S&T Education and Training (STET) and S&T Services (STS).

Priority objectives beyond 2011:

• Continuation of the biennial UIS R&D survey;
• Establishment of a global collection of innovation data conducted on a biennial basis;
• Continuation of capacity building activities;
• Methodological guidance for developing countries on the collection of R&D and innovation data;
• Analysis of STI indicators.

New work to be undertaken in 2011:

• Pilot collection of innovation data;
• Publications on international mobility of researchers and the results of the 2010 R&D data collection;
• Processing and disseminating R&D metadata;
• Developing a model innovation survey in cooperation with RICYT.

Meetings to be organized in 2011:

• Capacity building workshops in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean;
• Expert Meeting on innovation surveys in Montreal.



3. Environment and multi-domain statistics (UNESCO)
4.2 Classifications (UNESCO)
Classifications

Work Programme

The current programme of the UIS includes:

• Series of global consultations with national statisticians and classification experts to review the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED97) with a view to improving its implementation and possibly revising specific elements of the classification;
• Collaboration with the EU in the adaptation of their Classification of Learning Activity to non EU countries;
• Collaboration with EU and OECD on standards for adult and non-formal education.


4.3 Data sources (UNESCO)
3.3 Multi-domain statistics and indicators (UNESCO)
4.3.1 Population and housing censuses, registers of population, dwellings and buildings (UNESCO)
Work Programme

The current programme of the UIS includes:

• Participation in ECE and UN expert groups charged with revising census guidelines. The UIS has a special responsibility in the preparation of guidelines for education and is contributing to the development of guidelines for the topic of ICTs.



4. Methodology of data collection, processing, dissemination and analysis (UNESCO)
4.2 Classifications (UNESCO)
Classifications

Work Programme

The current programme of the UIS includes:

• Series of global consultations with national statisticians and classification experts to review the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED97) with a view to improving its implementation and possibly revising specific elements of the classification;
• Collaboration with the EU in the adaptation of their Classification of Learning Activity to non EU countries;
• Collaboration with EU and OECD on standards for adult and non-formal education.


4.3 Data sources (UNESCO)
4.2 Classifications (UNESCO)
Classifications

Work Programme

The current programme of the UIS includes:

• Series of global consultations with national statisticians and classification experts to review the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED97) with a view to improving its implementation and possibly revising specific elements of the classification;
• Collaboration with the EU in the adaptation of their Classification of Learning Activity to non EU countries;
• Collaboration with EU and OECD on standards for adult and non-formal education.4.3 Data sources (UNESCO)
4.3.1 Population and housing censuses, registers of population, dwellings and buildings (UNESCO)
Work Programme

The current programme of the UIS includes:

• Participation in ECE and UN expert groups charged with revising census guidelines. The UIS has a special responsibility in the preparation of guidelines for education and is contributing to the development of guidelines for the topic of ICTs.



5. Strategic and managerial issues of official statistics (UNESCO)
4.2 Classifications (UNESCO)
Classifications

Work Programme

The current programme of the UIS includes:

• Series of global consultations with national statisticians and classification experts to review the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED97) with a view to improving its implementation and possibly revising specific elements of the classification;
• Collaboration with the EU in the adaptation of their Classification of Learning Activity to non EU countries;
• Collaboration with EU and OECD on standards for adult and non-formal education.


4.3 Data sources (UNESCO)
5.3 Quality frameworks and measurement of performance of statistical systems and offices (UNESCO)
Data Quality

The UIS has made improving data quality a major component of its current work programme, and has a series of initiatives under way to systematically measure, report on, and improve data quality with a special focus on timeliness and accessibility. The Institute is also seeking to improve the coverage of its data and metadata.
The Institute and OECD have developed a version of the IMF DQAF specifically for education that is used in capacity building activities.

The UIS has also a Quality Monitoring and Reporting Framework to assess the quality of its survey activities and the content of the international statistical database. This framework aligns UIS strategic objectives with a key set of performance indicators. It is based on existing work done by the IMF and Eurostat.

Priority objectives beyond 2011:

• Produce quality reports for all relevant UIS surveys;
• Improve the questionnaire design phase;
• Improve metadata management;
• Improve the process of exchanging data between the UIS and other organizations;
• Improve statistical systems.

New work to be undertaken in 2011:

• Quality report disseminated with each education data release;
• Quality report produced for R&D statistics.




5. Strategic and managerial issues of official statistics (UNESCO)
1. Demographic and social statistics (UNESCO)
5.3 Quality frameworks and measurement of performance of statistical systems and offices (UNESCO)
Data Quality

The UIS has made improving data quality a major component of its current work programme, and has a series of initiatives under way to systematically measure, report on, and improve data quality with a special focus on timeliness and accessibility. The Institute is also seeking to improve the coverage of its data and metadata.
The Institute and OECD have developed a version of the IMF DQAF specifically for education that is used in capacity building activities.

The UIS has also a Quality Monitoring and Reporting Framework to assess the quality of its survey activities and the content of the international statistical database. This framework aligns UIS strategic objectives with a key set of performance indicators. It is based on existing work done by the IMF and Eurostat.

Priority objectives beyond 2011:

• Produce quality reports for all relevant UIS surveys;
• Improve the questionnaire design phase;
• Improve metadata management;
• Improve the process of exchanging data between the UIS and other organizations;
• Improve statistical systems.

New work to be undertaken in 2011:

• Quality report disseminated with each education data release;
• Quality report produced for R&D statistics.



2. Economic statistics (UNESCO)
5.3 Quality frameworks and measurement of performance of statistical systems and offices (UNESCO)
Data Quality

The UIS has made improving data quality a major component of its current work programme, and has a series of initiatives under way to systematically measure, report on, and improve data quality with a special focus on timeliness and accessibility. The Institute is also seeking to improve the coverage of its data and metadata.
The Institute and OECD have developed a version of the IMF DQAF specifically for education that is used in capacity building activities.

The UIS has also a Quality Monitoring and Reporting Framework to assess the quality of its survey activities and the content of the international statistical database. This framework aligns UIS strategic objectives with a key set of performance indicators. It is based on existing work done by the IMF and Eurostat.

Priority objectives beyond 2011:

• Produce quality reports for all relevant UIS surveys;
• Improve the questionnaire design phase;
• Improve metadata management;
• Improve the process of exchanging data between the UIS and other organizations;
• Improve statistical systems.

New work to be undertaken in 2011:

• Quality report disseminated with each education data release;
• Quality report produced for R&D statistics.



3. Environment and multi-domain statistics (UNESCO)
5.3 Quality frameworks and measurement of performance of statistical systems and offices (UNESCO)
Data Quality

The UIS has made improving data quality a major component of its current work programme, and has a series of initiatives under way to systematically measure, report on, and improve data quality with a special focus on timeliness and accessibility. The Institute is also seeking to improve the coverage of its data and metadata.
The Institute and OECD have developed a version of the IMF DQAF specifically for education that is used in capacity building activities.

The UIS has also a Quality Monitoring and Reporting Framework to assess the quality of its survey activities and the content of the international statistical database. This framework aligns UIS strategic objectives with a key set of performance indicators. It is based on existing work done by the IMF and Eurostat.

Priority objectives beyond 2011:

• Produce quality reports for all relevant UIS surveys;
• Improve the questionnaire design phase;
• Improve metadata management;
• Improve the process of exchanging data between the UIS and other organizations;
• Improve statistical systems.

New work to be undertaken in 2011:

• Quality report disseminated with each education data release;
• Quality report produced for R&D statistics.



4. Methodology of data collection, processing, dissemination and analysis (UNESCO)
5.3 Quality frameworks and measurement of performance of statistical systems and offices (UNESCO)
Data Quality

The UIS has made improving data quality a major component of its current work programme, and has a series of initiatives under way to systematically measure, report on, and improve data quality with a special focus on timeliness and accessibility. The Institute is also seeking to improve the coverage of its data and metadata.
The Institute and OECD have developed a version of the IMF DQAF specifically for education that is used in capacity building activities.

The UIS has also a Quality Monitoring and Reporting Framework to assess the quality of its survey activities and the content of the international statistical database. This framework aligns UIS strategic objectives with a key set of performance indicators. It is based on existing work done by the IMF and Eurostat.

Priority objectives beyond 2011:

• Produce quality reports for all relevant UIS surveys;
• Improve the questionnaire design phase;
• Improve metadata management;
• Improve the process of exchanging data between the UIS and other organizations;
• Improve statistical systems.

New work to be undertaken in 2011:

• Quality report disseminated with each education data release;
• Quality report produced for R&D statistics.



5. Strategic and managerial issues of official statistics (UNESCO)
5.3 Quality frameworks and measurement of performance of statistical systems and offices (UNESCO)
Data Quality

The UIS has made improving data quality a major component of its current work programme, and has a series of initiatives under way to systematically measure, report on, and improve data quality with a special focus on timeliness and accessibility. The Institute is also seeking to improve the coverage of its data and metadata.
The Institute and OECD have developed a version of the IMF DQAF specifically for education that is used in capacity building activities.

The UIS has also a Quality Monitoring and Reporting Framework to assess the quality of its survey activities and the content of the international statistical database. This framework aligns UIS strategic objectives with a key set of performance indicators. It is based on existing work done by the IMF and Eurostat.

Priority objectives beyond 2011:

• Produce quality reports for all relevant UIS surveys;
• Improve the questionnaire design phase;
• Improve metadata management;
• Improve the process of exchanging data between the UIS and other organizations;
• Improve statistical systems.

New work to be undertaken in 2011:

• Quality report disseminated with each education data release;
• Quality report produced for R&D statistics.