EACH YEAR MORE COUNTRIES JOIN THE GLOBAL EFFORT TO ENSURE THAT ALL CHILDREN CAN ATTEND SCHOOL AND LEARN

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Data is the cornerstone of the Out-of-School Children Initiative (OOSCI). It is the basis on which the initiative is able to make recommendations on policy and practices that will allow more children to attend school.

The Out-of-School Children Initiative’s data provides a detailed portrait of some of the most disadvantaged children in the world and why they are not enrolled in school. Researchers focus on children most often excluded from educational opportunities by poverty, location, ethnic origin, gender, conflict and disaster.

The data and analysis is tailored to the specific situation of each area where the initiative works. As a result, the initiative can offer policy and strategy suggestions that go beyond one-size-fits-all remedies and focus on the details that arise in each country or locality.

The Out-of-School Children Initiative works in partnership with national and local education authorities in at least 35 countries in seven regions: