The website of the World Education Indicators (WEI) programme offers access to a  number of comparative studies publications with very useful data.

From UNESCO – International Institute of Stadistics:

The World Education Indicators (WEI) programme is a joint UIS-OECD collaboration that develops policy-relevant education indicators with national coordinators from 16 diverse countries.

Participating countries are: Argentina, Brazil, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Jordan, Malaysia, Paraguay, Peru, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay.

Publications


WEI-SPSthbnail.jpgA View Inside Primary Schoolsby
This UIS study highlights the strong effect of social inequality on primary education systems in many countries and the challenge to provide all children with equal learning opportunities. >>More
WEI2007_thumbnail.jpgChina leads the world in the number of university graduatesby
Read more about how developing and middle-income countries are transforming the landscape of higher education in a report of the World Education Indicators (WEI) programme. >>More
WEI_1.jpgEducation Counts – Benchmarking Progress in 19 WEI Countriesby
Malaysia and Tunisia devote substantially greater shares of their national wealth to education than almost every country in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), according to this report by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics. >>More
WEI2005Thumb.JPGEducation Trends in Perspective – Analysis of the World Education Indicatorsby UNESCO Institute for Statistics, OECD
More students than ever are seeking higher education in middle-income countries, causing tertiary enrolment to skyrocket by 77 per cent over the past decade, compared to 43 per cent in rich countries, according to a new study by UNESCO and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). >>More
WEI-2002-FinalMainRepCover2.jpgFinancing Education – Investments and Returnsby UIS / OECD
Financing Education – Investments and Returns is the third in a series of reports that analyse education indicators developed through the World Education Indicators Programme (WEI). This report looks at the impact of human capital on economic growth and examines education spending and investment strategies from both public and private perspectives. >>More
couv_wei2001_tmb.gifTeachers for Tomorrow’s Schools, Analysis of the World Education Indicators – 2001 Edition (OECD-UNESCO-UIS)by UIS / OECD
Teachers for Tomorrow’s Schools is the second in a series of reports that analyse education indicators developed as part of the World Education Indicators Programme (WEI). This report looks at resources for education and how resources are invested and examines the policy choices and trade-offs that countries make when balancing expanded access to education with the need to attract and retain good teachers. >>More
Investing in Education – Analysis of the 1999 World Education Indicatorsby UNESCO / OECD
This publication is available in English and can be downloaded [here]. >>More
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