International community

DHIS2 is currently used by government authorities to support decentralized public health administration in more than 70 low and lower middle-income countries. Because DHIS2 for Education is built on the core DHIS2 platform, it allows for seamless integration with Tracker and DHIS2 Apps, and uses DHIS2 sharing features to allow controlled access to data and analytics at all levels of the education system. It also facilitates the development of national- and international-level programmes that use data from across sectors, such as linking school and national COVID-19 surveillance, by making it easy to combine education and health data in one report or custom dashboard. It allows for integration with existing education software platforms like StatEduc and can draw in data on teacher and examinations. In the long term DHIS2 for Education aims to be a modern EMIS technology that taps into the vast amount of education data that are collected and lying dormant.

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DHIS2 is a fully customizable platform, that can be adapted to meet the needs of a variety of Education use cases, including:

Addressing issues of equity, inclusion and quality by using DHIS2 to track students at an individual level

  • Seamless integration with existing / legacy systems

Currently, we are working directly with Ministries of Education to support implementation of DHIS2 for Education in alignment with national needs. If you are interested in DHIS2 for Education, please get in touch with us.

We are also working on the development of metadata packages… 

  • To develop a set of out-of-the-box configuration packages for both school level aggregate data (census and surveys)
  • for tracking individual student data.

These will be based on international standards and best practices and act as a set of coherent and linked metadata packages for an ideal core EMIS. The packages also serve to underpin future software development for EMIS.

Packages will include national education dashboards focused on key SDG 4 indicators, a large part of the work is complemented by customized dashboards for stakeholders at district and school levels.

In the long-term we aim to support countries to move beyond annual school census data collection to support school level daily operations. This will widen the circle of stakeholders providing and using education data, such as school managers, district planners and community leaders. In order to achieve this, training resources around a demo database are under development to support capacity at regional and district levels.


DHIS2 for Education Use Cases


DHIS2 is supported as a digital global public good by international organizations such as the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad), The World Health Organisation (WHO), The United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), The Global Fund, the Global Vaccine Alliance (GAVI), and the Centre for Disease Control (CDC).