Niger: restoring trust on the use of data
IIEP-UNESCO Dakar attended the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA ) Triennial in Mauritius from 19th to 21st October, 2022 - a high-level forum for policy dialogue and knowledge sharing of experiences in education, across Africa. On this occasion, the Education Quality Management Support Programme had the opportunity to participate in the Data Challenge session.
During the session, the programme presented a study conducted in Niger on two communes with diverse profiles (urban/rural; equipped/not equipped) and on the use of data. The study revealed actors do not trust the vision of the system regarding the use of data as it is not part of their mandate. The study also points to problems with the data format, with differences in data recording and data entry within the communes.
These differences are credited to the lack of computer equipment and the need to strengthen skills in quantitative and qualitative data analysis in particular. To address these issues, the Evaluation Directorate, in collaboration with the programme defined a 3-step strategy to enable each commune to overcome this data use issue.
For more information: transcript Patrick Nkengne, head of the support for basic education quality management program at IIEP-UNESCO Dakar, in the Data Challenge session. (in french, english version coming soon).