Updated Apr 23, 2019

Jon Kapp

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OpenEMIS is an Education Management Information System designed to manage data on every student, at all levels of the system, every day.

OpenEMIS, is an Open Source Education Management Information System (EMIS) designed to collect and report data on education systems. The OpenEMIS initiative aims to dramatically change timely access to data through open channels and transparency in the dissemination and use of disaggregated data from multiple sources for better decision-support.
Institutional Setting
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OpenEMIS, is an Open Source Education Management Information System (EMIS) designed to collect and report data on education systems. The OpenEMIS initiative aims to dramatically change timely access to data through open channels and transparency in the dissemination and use of disaggregated data from multiple sources for better decision-support.
Institutional Setting
OpenEMIS is owned and fully managed by the education authority. The system can be deployed through cloud services or installed on local servers. There are no license fees for the use of OpenEMIS.
Data
OpenEMIS is designed to support collection, management and use of data where it is needed most for planning and administration of the education institution to education system. This includes: Student data: Collect and report data on student attendance behavior and progress; Staff data: Collect and manage data on teacher qualifications and attendance; Institutional data: Manage data on educational institutions to optimize resources and services.
International Standards
OpenEMIS organizes education data in compliance with the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) and Statistical Data and Metadata eXchange (SDMX).
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Stage 5: Scaling

OpenEMIS is currently implemented to scale in 7 countries. New implementation is emerging in 3 countries. 4 countries are in pilot phase. The Core software - now in V3 - has been deployed and is supported.
Registered in United Statesin United States

Focus Areas:

Good Governance, Data Collection/Needs Assessments, Data/Analytics and 2 MoreSEE ALL

Good Governance, Data Collection/Needs Assessments, Data/Analytics, Education and Testing & AssessmentSEE LESS

Implemented In:

Malaysia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada and 10 MoreSEE ALL

Malaysia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada, Jordan, Belize, Maldives, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Malawi, Zambia, Barbados, Lesotho, Kyrgyzstan and GuyanaSEE LESS

3,546,218
Lives Impacted to Date
13
Countries Implemented In
15
Customers
80
Employees
Verified Funding
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Problem

National governments worldwide require strong systems to support planning, monitoring and administration of Education. These systems are guided and supported by legislature, policy and procedures as well as information technology systems. Historically, there has been significant financial investment country-by-country in home-grown Education Management Information Systems. Government stakeholders and donor partners have not been able to realize savings and synergies across countries and regions.

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Solution

As an open source, fully configurable EMIS solution, OpenEMIS provides an affordable and sustainable system to address a vital demand for data within the education system. Leveraging an open source community, the OpenEMIS Initiative ensures that developments are shared and all members benefits from the inputs and contributions of all members.

Target Beneficiaries

Ministries and Departments of Education, School Administrators, Teachers, Students and their parents

Mission and Vision

The OpenEMIS Initiative aims to develop and support a global public good in the area of education management, building a community of users, supporting an efficient, sustainable solution to data in the Education sector.

Competitive Advantage

Built on Standards (ISCED, SDMX); Fully Generalized to be configured to meet the education system requirements at national and sub-national levels; Open-Source and License Free

Planned Goals and Milestones

With a proven solution in place in a range of contexts, the next step for the OpenEMIS Initiative is to establish sustainable management structures to see forward this initiative as a global public good. This includes establishment of 1) secretariat, 2) advisory board, 3) training/certification programme for service providers, 4) core funding to support country implementation, 5) shared roadmap for innovation development.

The Team Behind the Innovation

Since 2012, UNESCO and Community Systems Foundation (CSF) have partnered in the development and deployment of OpenEMIS. UNESCO has mandate to cover all aspects of education. It has been entrusted to lead the Global Education 2030 Agenda through SDG4. CSF is a non-profit organization registered in the USA in 1963 with more than five decades of experience in research and technical assistance to communities and governmental agencies in collaboration with international development partners.

EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN

Milestone

Mar 2019
Recognition ReceivedPENDING
Mar 2019
Lives Impacted
3,546,218
Dec 2018
New Country Implemented In
Guyana
Jun 2009
New Product Or Service
OpenEMISUser v1 developed at UNESCO (Windows based)
Jun 2008
New Product Or Service
OpenEMISUser proof of concept developed at UNESCO (Windows based)
Date Unknown

Supporting Materials

OpenEMIS-Jordan-Evaluation-2017.pdf
EMIS-Case-Studies.pdf