International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED)

The ISCED 2011 classification was adopted by the UNESCO General Conference at its 36th session in November 2011. Initially developed by UNESCO in the 1970s, and first revised in 1997, the ISCED classification serves as an instrument to compile and present education statistics both nationally and internationally. The framework is occasionally updated in order to better capture new developments in education systems worldwide.

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UNESCO International Institute for Education Planning (UNESCO-IIEP)


Curriculum and Educational Content
Global Agendas - SDG, Education 2030, etc.
Research and Evidence