The objective of OpenEMIS is to strengthen evidence-based education strategy and policy formulations in developing countries through the easy setup of an affordable, comprehensive and easy to use Education Management Information System.
This sector-wide tool intends to strengthen statistical information with a basic, agile and cost-effective EMIS which is easily adaptable to the needs of producers and users of education information. The flexibility of OpenEMIS allows for its use in a variety of situations in developing countries (Ministries of Education, Bureau of Statistics, administrative units at the regional, local and school levels).
OpenEMIS provides seamless integration with DevInfo, the database system endorsed by the United Nations for tracking country progress towards the Millennium Development Goals and other national priorities. As such, education data entered in OpenEMIS can be easily disseminated via tables, graphs and maps, which will provide decision-makers with key visualizations to quickly identify disparities and gaps.
The OpenEMIS initiative is coordinated by UNESCO and a strong technical support team equipped to assist countries with all aspects of country implementation, including customization, integration, migration, installation, configuration and upgrades.