Politics of Data and Indicators

Global governance is increasingly conducted through monitoring procedures and progress managed through a system of goals, targets and indicators, which encourages the generation of data and statistics to guide policy and legitimate decisions. This global data includes statistics on sector inputs and outcomes, as well as a wealth of quantified learning data generated by comparable large-scale assessments. The idea of ‘data’ serves as an important source of legitimation and justification for decision-making and the investment of resources in education and training areas.

However, data in itself does not constitute knowledge and it is important to unpack the processes by which data is produced, processed, and disseminated. Who is producing and processing this data, and under what terms? How is this evidence used to legitimate policies, and with what effects? NORRAG’s work in this area aims to unpack the role of data and indicators in global governance frameworks for education and to question the implication of standardizations shaped by these governance frameworks, with a specific emphasis on the education-relevant SDG goals and framework

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NSI 05: Domestic Financing: Tax and Education

The fifth edition of NORRAG Special Issue (NSI), released on 23 November 2020, is entitled “Domestic Financing: Tax and Education.” NSI 05 aims to analyse tax justice and domestic resource mobilization, with a special focus on the global South. NSI 05 consists of 25 articles which aim to highlight global...
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Call for Contributions – NORRAG Special Issue 06: States of Emergency: Education in the time of Covid-19

As the first anniversary of the novel coronavirus approaches, it is time to take stock of the pandemic’s impact on education and international development. Over the past year, schools and tertiary education institutions closed around the world, often exacerbating existing inequalities in society. Gender-based violence and hunger increased as children...
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25 November 2020: Curriculum implementation: competency-based learning and the alignment of curriculum, pedagogy and assessment

русский I العربية The fifth Knowledge Innovation Exchange (KIX) Europe | Asia | Pacific (EAP) Webinar will cover the topic of “Curriculum implementation: competency-based learning and the alignment of curriculum, pedagogy and assessment”. The webinar is organised by NORRAG and facilitated by the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Education in Bangkok,...
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