Measurement and Metrics


What are the dimensions of inequality?

The first step in developing an understanding of inequality and equity in education is clarity of measurement and metrics.  This includes agreement on and prioritization of both what dimensions of inequality must be measured (and what categories of exclusion are not yet captured), as well as recommendations on how they should be measured, as well as the strategies for collecting and analyzing data, with a particular focus on addressing recognized gaps. 


Research Priorities

  • Clarity on equity metrics and data gaps

  • Developing best practices and standards for measuring equity

  • Capturing the magnitude of inequality in education

  • Generating data on prevalence of disability

  • Measuring equity in sensitive/ fragile environments





  • Aga Khan Foundation
  • Brookings Institute
  • Dubai Cares
  • Education Above All (EAA) Foundation
  • Equal Measures 2030
  • FHI 360
  • Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • IRC
  • PAL Network (ASER)
  • RTI International
  • Save the Children

  • School-to-School International


  • UIS



  • University of Arizona

  • University Research Council


  • VVOB

  • Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital

  • World Education

  • World Vision