SADC EMIS Norms and Standards Peer Review Assessment Report - Botswana

A set of regional EMIS Norms and Standards were collaboratively developed by member states, and the 17 principles and their standards produced were adopted by Ministers of Education and Training at their SADC Meeting in Kinshasa, March 2010. Subsequently, SADC, with the assistance of ADEA’s Working Group on Education Management and Policy Support (WGEMPS) and SADC’s EMIS Technical Committee elaborated an EMIS Assessment Framework to benchmark member states’ performance against the agreed EMIS Norms and Standards.

The main purpose of the EMIS Norms and Standards is to have a set of criteria and measures for advocating best practice and benchmarking countries capabilities in being able to produce relevant, accurate, timely and comprehensive education statistics and information. Adopting the Norms and Standards ensures countries will have sustainable, comprehensive and appropriate Education Management Information Systems in harmony with international and regional systems and practices.

The Botswana peer review focused on the four thematic areas, namely: Policy and Legal Frameworks; Resource Availability and Utilisation; Statistical Processes; and Education Information Reporting.