Following nationwide implementation of OpenEMIS, “the Maldives ensured that all Ministry of Education (MoE) staff from the national level to the school level are able to independently navigate the functionalities of MEMIS.” While the Maldives has been able to produce key indicators by using data collected from MEMIS, prior to the trainings, there was limited capacity for analysis and the creation of evidence-based dashboards.
By working with MEMIS experts and OpenEMIS Technical Support Staff, the Analyst Trainings successfully expanded participants’ knowledge of planning, monitoring and education analytics. Technical assistance also helped guide analysts to better understand and utilize education indicators.
In an effort to support the country’s vision for education reform, trained staff will assist the Ministry in the monitoring of the Education Sector Plan 2018-2022. In addition, data analysts will be better placed to contribute to the comprehensive Education Sector Analysis (ESA) – a key step in the application for participation in the Global Partnership for Education (GPE).
By undergoing the MEMIS Analyst Trainings, a capacity gap has been filled and the MoE is better placed to ensure all students are receiving and quality, equitable education to meet the Sustainable Development Goals.