Data in Education including administrative and household survey data have not been fully utilized across all countries for policy making in part due to lack of policy-focused analysis, lack of understanding of education data availed by MICS and other sources, and lack of advocacy and messaging strategies. In order to address global data availability and utilization issues in the education sector, UNICEF launched the MICS-Education Analysis for Global Learning and Equity (MICS-EAGLE) Initiative and shared its Conceptual & Implementation Framework among UNICEF Education networks.
The MICS-EAGLE Initiative seeks to leverage the rich data generated by MICS6 to positively influence education policy and practices, and thereby achieve better education outcomes for children through evidence-based situation and policy analyses. Analysis of MICS6 data contributes to critical education sector development processes, and can focus on different aspects depending on country’s needs.
The MICS-EAGLE builds national capacity to make a better use of existing data by going beyond the standard MICS analysis and generating crucial data for SDG4 and national education sector monitoring. The Initiative emphasizes consultation processes with national stakeholders, and customizes data analysis to reflect local data and evidence needs to link data and policy actions.