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Data Systems and Data Use in Education: Data Must Speak (DMS) Positive Deviance Research

The Third Annual KIX Symposium
(Past event)

Event type: Conference

Related research: Education

events12 - 13 October 2022

The Global Partnership for Education Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (KIX), in partnership with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), is pleased to invite you to theThird Annual KIX Symposium, which will be held virtually on October 12-13, 2022 from 12 NN – 1:30 PM CET.  

The symposium will demonstrate how KIX supports evidence-informed policy dialogue for system transformation by taking a deep dive in two education priorities that have emerged through the initiative: Gender Equality and Data Systems/Use. Government partners, policymakers, and researchers will share their experiences on (i) how these priorities are being addressed through KIX’s applied research projects and Hubs, and (ii) how education stakeholders in GPE partner countries are using evidence and knowledge from KIX’s innovations and activities. The event will also provide an update on progress made in the third year and information on upcoming priorities. 


On October 13, 2022, between 12:05 – 1:15 PM CET, the Data Must Speak (DMS) Positive Deviance Research will be on the panel on Data Systems and Data Use in Educationof the 3rdGPE KIX Symposium where it will make a presentation on the difference DMS is making in influencing policy and guiding education management in a number of GPE partner countries.  . Following two years of implementation, the presentation will revolve around the DMS's experience in co-creating and co-implementing the research with governments and other education stakeholders in 14 countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Additionally, the presentation will focus on how the DMS research leverages the extensive power of existing administrative datasets (e.g., Educational Management Information System – EMIS, examination data, household survey, etc.) and embed evidence into education systems. 


The DMS research presentation will be led by: 

  • Voahangy Rahelimanantsoa, Head of the Department of Studies and Evaluation of Educational Policies, Directorate of Educational Planning, Ministry of National Education of Madagascar 
  • Renaud Comba, Data Must Speak Research Co-Manager, UNICEF Innocenti

Clickhere to view the agenda. 
No need to register in advance! Join us at this link on October 12th and at this link on October 13th.  
This event will include simultaneous interpretation in English, French, and Spanish. 




Renaud Comba

UNICEF Innocenti



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