UNICEF launched the MICS-EAGLE (Education Analysis for Global Learning and Equity) Initiative in 2018 with the objective of improving learning outcomes and equity issues in education by addressing two critical education data problems – gaps in key education indicators, as well as lack of effective data utilization by governments and education stakeholders.
MICS-EAGLE is designed to:
- Build national capacity for education sector situation analysis and sector plan development, and leverage the vast wealth of disaggregated education data collected by MICS6 (or future iterations); and
- Build on the global data foundation provided by MICS6 to conduct analysis of disaggregated data at the national, regional, and global level that yields insights as to how barriers to education opportunities can be reduced so each child can reach his or her full potential.
The MICS-EAGLE Initiative offers activities at the national, regional and global levels. National level activities seek to identify specific education issues using MICS data linking to policy discussions, and key education data gaps that require additional studies or data sources. Global and regional level activities are geared toward capacity building through increased foundational knowledge regarding the use of household data analysis to inform education sector policy discussions. The following seven topics will be analyzed through an equity lens (gender, socio-economic status, ethnicity, etc.) throughout the process:
The resources below provide more details of this initiative, and more tools and materials will be added on a rolling basis.