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Education in the Western Balkans, Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Our reports


Based on data from the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2018, what do we know about:

  • Performance
  • School resources
  • Student truancy
  • Teacher practices
  • Teacher professional development

In the Western Balkans, and Eastern Europe and Central Asia

65% of vocational upper secondary students in the Western Balkans were not proficient in reading

Compared to 33% in OECD countries

33% of teachers in Eastern Europe and Central Asia participated in professional development

Compared to 53% in OECD countries

60% of students in Eastern Europe and Central Asia were truant in the last two weeks

Compared to 37% in OECD countries