The relevance of the UNRWA education data is high for any research which aims at studying education among the Palestine refugees.

A link-up of educational information with the registration records, preferably on a computerized system, would be of extraordinary value for research purposes. Studies of relations between education and other social or economic factors, on individual or larger levels, could then be carried out.

Access to educational data on a lower level of aggregation, such as individual, school and Area level would increase the research value of the data. To our knowledge such information is easily obtainable upon request. Access to information about interruptions of education in the Agency's schools due to the Intifada and the civil war in Lebanon, would enable research projects aiming at measuring the effect of loss of school days on the learning process.


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