UNESCO/UNHCR – Paving pathways for inclusion: A global overview of refugee education data

Data overview on the inclusion of refugees in national education systems, part of the UNESCO and UNHCR publication series. This study, analysing over 1,000 questionnaires from 600 data collection efforts in refugee-hosting countries, paints a stark picture: a significant portion of current data collection methods fail to accurately identify and track refugee learners. This invisibility leaves a vast, vulnerable population unaccounted for in education systems.

However, this report offers a powerful solution. It serves as a comprehensive guide for stakeholders worldwide, outlining a roadmap to strengthen the accuracy, transparency, and inclusivity of refugee education data. It includes working with and using the existing guidance and refugee identification standards developed by the EGRISS to include and disaggregate refugees and other FDPs by status within national data systems, including education data.

International Recommendations on Refugee Statistics (IRRS)