Solutions Inventory

Using OpenEMIS to collect data on schools

The digitization of education management information systems (EMIS) is costly when taking account of the cost of computers, internet connectivity, and the cost of software. To reduce these costs, UNESCO developed OpenEMIS, an open source, royalty free software initiative that member states can use to strengthen their EMIS and data collection practices. OpenEMIS has been used for collecting, managing, and analyzing data on gender equality to support policymaking.