Data & Statistics

Research and Evidence

This collection includes data resources that are useful for education in emergencies (EiE) policymakers, practitioners, and researchers. The data resources are organized into four groups: humanitarian operations, educational development, population, and conflicts/disasters.

Each group has a brief introduction and the first three have a link to an INEE webinar that explains how to navigate the types of data sources included. Each data resource provides a link, describes the type of data, and includes some general uses for the data. The examples of indicators for each data resources are illustrative but not exhaustive.

Existing data can inform policy, practice, and research. There is a wide range of data that is relevant for EiE. However, many actors in EiE do not make full use of the existing data. We hope that this resource will help you find data that already exist to inform your work and to help you identify data gaps that you can fill.


This collection was developed with the support of Annie Smiley (FHI360), Sean Cremin (FHI360), Daniel Shephard (Teachers College, Columbia University), Tanya Smith-Sreen (FHI360), and Elizabeth Buckner (University of Toronto) through the USAID-funded MEERS initiative.


Humanitarian Operations Data

The following data resources provide essential information to understand humanitarian needs, operations, and results. The data are provided through datasets, dashboards, reports, and graphics. Updates may be provided as frequently as every week during a highly dynamic phase of an emergency. 


Educational Development Data

These resources provide essential information to understand the educational development landscape. The data are provided through datasets, dashboards, and graphics. Most data are provided at the national level and at yearly (or less frequent) intervals.  


Population Data

These resources provide information to understand the composition of populations, migration, and forced displacement. Most data are provided at the national level and updated annually for stable contexts. For contexts with changing populations due to emergencies, some data sources provide sub-national data updated quarterly or monthly. 


Conflicts & Disasters

The following data sources provide information on conflict and disasters, including events, actors and affected populations, and locations. The data are provided through datasets, graphics, dashboards, and reports. Data may be provided at the national or sub-national level and are usually updated annually or quarterly.