The Out of the Shadows Index (OOSI)
benchmarks how 60 countries (home to
approximately 85% of the global population
of children) are preventing and responding
This publication uses data to
illustrate how child marriage and
schooling are related, showing
the likelihood of child marriage
among populations with different
levels of education, as well as the
educational status of girls who are
child brides today.
It is estimated that 244
million children and youth
between the ages of 6 and 18
worldwide were out of school
in 2021. The results are
based on a new, improved
way of measuring, which
and survey data, following
a similar approach to the
one applied before in the
estimation of flagship health
indicators. The estimates
confirm that, even before
the onset of COVID-19,
progress in reducing the
out-of-school population had
This document gathers examples of how AI has been introduced in education worldwide, particularly in developing countries. It also sows the seeds of debates and discussions in the context of the 2019 Mobile Learning Week and beyond, as part of the multiple ways to accomplish Sustainable Development Goal 4, which targets education.
The present survey was undertaken to explore the perception of students
with regard to their mental health. The survey is a bird’s
eye view of the perception of students on different aspects related to mental
health and well-being. In view of this, the survey provides important leads
in the area of mental health and well-being of students that can be the
basis for taking up related work in school curriculum, teacher education
curriculum, and other areas related to education of children.
“Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals: The gender snapshot 2022” presents the latest evidence on gender equality across all 17 Goals, calling out the long road ahead to achieve gender equality. It emphasizes the interlinkages among the goals, the pivotal force gender equality plays in driving progress across the SDGs, and women and girls’ central role in leading the way forward.
The stubbornly low and declining level of labor force participation rate (LFPR) of Indian women has prompted a great deal of attention with a focus on factors constraining women's labour supply. Using 12 rounds of a high frequency household panel survey, we demonstrate volatility in Indian women's labour market engagement, as they exit and (re)enter the labor force multiple times over short period for reasons unrelated to marriage, child-birth, or change in household income. We demonstrate how these frequent transitions exacerbate the issue of measurement of female LFPR.
The report highlights the need to improve tracking progress in skills development, especially in light of the global priority to recover education in response to COVID-related disruptions.