This publication marks the first in a new series about the World Education Indicators (WEI) programme. It will provide education indicators on an annual basis in parallel to the Education at a Glance series, which reports similar data for OECD Member States.
The publication consists of five thematic sections which present and interpret leading education indicators for WEI countries primarily in the 2004 school year on educational attainment, finance, participation as well as teachers and the learning environment. It analyses comparable education indicators not only for the WEI participating countries, and for OECD countries, but also for middle-income or transition non-OECD countries that provide data based on the UNESCO/OECD/Eurostat (UOE) comparative methodology. The report provides comparable education indicators for 63 countries covering 72% of the world’s population.
Countries participating in the WEI programme are: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Jordan, Malaysia, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, the Russian Federation, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay and Zimbabwe.