Rising inequality is one of the greatest challenges facing the global community today.

Nowhere is the challenge of equity more salient than in education, with its potential to positively shape life outcomes — or further exacerbate societal disparities. Concerted efforts today to incorporate an equity lens into data, policies and programs will pay important dividends for years to come. Addressing equity in the coming period will require a reconceptualization of our measure of success: a goal is not met unless it is met by all. The task is huge, but with the right data on who is not learning and evidence of what works to meet their needs, it is achievable.

To make it easier to access and explore this data, the Education Policy Data Center (EPDC) has created the Education Equity Explorer tool. Using the tool below you can see how several different dimensions of equity are related to educational participation and attainment. You can also use the tool to compare the progress of countries within a geo-political region or income-group, or define your own selection of countries to compare.