MICS – Education Analysis for Global Learning and Equity

January 2021

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 eight topics will be analyzed through an equity lens (gender, socio-economic status, ethnicity, etc.) throughout the process:

The country profiles and resources below provide more details of this initiative, and more tools and materials will be added on a rolling basis.

Country profiles

Please note that the year of data collection and year of publication of the MICS EAGLE reports differ. For more details on the surveys, see mics.unicef.org/surveys.


Chad (survey year 2019) >French

Lao PDR (survey year 2017)  > English

Sierra Leone (survey year 2017)   > English

Togo (survey year 2017)  > French

Madagascar (survey year 2018)  > French

Fact sheets

Bangladesh (survey year 2019)  > English

Belarus (survey year 2019)  > Russian

Central African Republic (survey year 2018-2019)  > French

Cuba (survey year 2019)  > Spanish

Democratic Republic of the Congo (survey year 2017-2018) > French

Gambia (survey year 2018) > English

Georgia (survey year 2018) > English

Ghana (survey year 2017-2018) > English

Guinea-Bissau (survey year 2018-2019)  > Portuguese

Iraq (survey year 2018)  > English  > Arabic

Kiribati (survey year 2018-2019)  > English

Kyrgyzstan (survey year 2018)  > Russian

Lesotho (survey year 2018)  > English

Malawi (survey year 2019-2020)  > English

Mongolia (survey year 2018)  > English

Montenegro (General population, survey year 2018)  > English

Montenegro (Roma settlements, survey year 2018)  > English

Nepal (survey year 2019)   > English

Pakistan (Punjab, survey year 2017-2018) > English

Sao Tome and Principe (survey year 2019)  > Portuguese

State of Palestine (survey year 2019-2020) > English

Suriname (survey year 2018)  > English

Thailand (survey year 2019)  > English  > Thai

Tonga (survey year 2019) > English

Turkmenistan (survey year 2019)  > English  > Russian

Viet Nam (survey year 2020-2021)  > English > Vietnamese

Zimbabwe (survey year 2019)  > English