Partner: DFID (via TEP)
Asif Saed Memon, Dr. Abid Qaiyum Suleri, Dr Vaqar Ahman, Hira Mirza, Ikram ul Ahad, Rana Junaid Zahid, Khadeeja Saleem, Maheen Shakeel, Muhammad Hamza Abbas, Muhammad Zeeshan, Rabia Tabbasum, Sufyan Kakakhel, Shehryar Haq, Waqas Imran, Muhammad sohaib.
The study aims to design a national district-wise ranking of education levels using national datasets from Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, Academy for Educational Planning and Management and Idara-e-Taleemo-Aagahi. The study comprises 148 districts in total. FATA, Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu Kashmir districts are also the part of the study.
The rankings include education index and school index. The education index measures quality of education and is based on access to education, attainment levels (surviving till 5th grade), achievement levels (reading and math ability) and gender parity.
The schools index measures the quality of infrastructure available to students, and is based on availability of electricity, water, toilets, boundary walls and building conditions.
- To use statistics and data to inform stakeholders and the general public about the state of education in Pakistan and to begin a dialogue improve educational standards.
- Data collation and entry/data cleaning/data analysis
- Report launch ceremony and advocacy & outreach
- Overall, the state of education in the country is pretty poor.
- There is a room for improvement everywhere, but Balochistan, FATA and Sindh lag behind other regions.
- The Punjab has clearly varied performance on educational indicators based on geographic region with Northern, Central and Southern belts performing well, average and poorly, respectively.
- While school space is important to absorb increased enrollment, it appears that infrastructure is a must, but not a sufficient condition for improvement in educational standards. (AJK is highest in education quality, but lowest in school infrastructure).
- A follow-up proposal has been submitted for an online data observatory, and is currently under review by Transforming Education in Pakistan (TEP).
Publications: The District Rankings Reports for 2013,2014 and 2015