Why focus on learning?
Over 150 countries in the world already measure learning. More and more governments, NGOs and international organizations are now prioritizing learning. However, a growing body of evidence reveals low learning achievement among many primary school children while the limited learning data at the secondary level continues to be a concern. IIEP is also witnessing a growing demand from governments to include improved learning in the planning of their education systems. It’s in this context that we’ve launched the IIEP Learning Portal, to help governments worldwide integrate improved learning into the planning cycle.
The IIEP learning Portal
The IIEP Learning Portal is a single window to comprehensive, up-to-date, relevant, and neutral information on learning issues, from primary through secondary education. It is also a place to foster a community where you can participate, share tools, best practices, perspectives and pose questions to enable us to all act together for the future of learning.
The IIEP Learning Portal responds to the needs of education planners and policy-makers, civil society actors, and funders throughout the world, by offering:
- Brief summaries of the research on 25 ways to improve learning
- An overview of each step in creating a plan for learning improvement
- Tools and approaches to monitor learning and put the data to use
- A weekly blog and a daily selection of news articles on learning from around the world
- Ways to learn about major debates and participate in e-forum discussions
- A glossary of key terms
- A chance to ask a librarian to help you find the resources you need
Create an account to:
- Participate in forums and exchange ideas on current debates
- Bookmark and manage your favourite resources
Everyone is welcome to make use of our resources, sign-up to our newsletter, and connect on social media. Together we can make learning happen!
For more than fifty years, IIEP has been a central and trusted source of scientific evidence for what works in education policy, planning and management to improve quality, equity and efficiency. In addition to the resources collected in the repository, IIEP analyses the constraints which affect educational policies designed to improve learning outcomes. This is an area that continues to both perplex and challenge policy makers and researchers. It is even more important now as governments are faced with slower growth and tighter budgets. Careful research and evaluation have a crucial role to play in exploring the evidence base, and increasing the effectiveness of policymaking. Our team will be working hard to provide solutions for policymakers.
As a specialized institute of UNESCO, IIEP is the only institute in the world providing a winning combination of training in educational planning, cutting edge research, and in-country capacity development for educational bodies. All three components build on each other and are essential for making fundamental changes when building stronger education systems around the world.