Indicators offer relevant, significant, measurable information on the state of education in a given area. This collection of indicators presents data on education in Panama and provides a first step toward analysis for determining trends, making comparisons and detecting problems. Certain of these indicators are from national databases and others are from various international organizations. Together, they give a statistical overview of the reality facing the Panamanian education system.
National Institute of Statistics and Census
The National Institute of Statistics and Census (INEC) produces and maintains in its central database a range of macro figures related to different aspects of the national education system.
Ministry of Education
The Ministry of Education (MEDUCA) utilizes data from INEC and also monitors other more micro data related to regions and schools. MEDUCA presents this data in its website and uses it in the production of it periodic bulletins.
Inter-American Development Bank
The Inter-American Development Bank (BID) produces and publishes data on specific aspects of education at national and regional levels as a means of complementing countries’ efforts to address existing data gaps. Presented here is the current IDB database on early childhood indicators.
The World Bank maintains a global “EdStats“ database that serves as a source of comparative education statistics by country. EdStats also provides a separate page for each country that presents a collection of basic education figures together with a list of current projects ongoing in the sector. World Bank – Education – Panama.
UNESCO maintains various databases on education and scientific research indicators within its UNESCO Institute for Statistics, which is searchable by country. UNESCO also warehouses critical education sector data for each country with regard to different educational levels, science and technology production, and culture. Read more