Typically monitoring projects on the right to education focus on one or more of the following categories: level of education, geographic focus, a specific marginalised group, a specific type of education, or a specific context. The table below presents some of the categories you may wish to focus on:
Level or type of education
Technical and vocational
Adult / Fundamental education
District (school, local authority or county)
Provincial (sub-national or federal)
Girls or women
Ethnic, religious or linguistic minorities
Refugees, asylum-seekers, migrants, immigrants, or internally displaced persons
Persons with disabilities (including physical, mental, intellectual and sensory impairments)
People living in extreme poverty (socio-economic status)
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex persons (LGBTI)
Persons in detention
Persons with HIV / AIDS
Other marginalised or vulnerable groups (depending on your local context)
Conflict (including periods of social unrest or post-conflict recovery)
You can further narrow down your thematic focus by concentrating on a category within a category. For instance, you may focus on unequal access to a specific level of education of a specific marginalised group, as Amnesty International has done in thisreport .
Another strategy is to focus onmultiple forms of discrimination, for instance girls from an ethnic minority, living in poverty.
Lastly, as you undertake your monitoring project, you may find that you narrow down your focus because the outcome data you gather (Step 2.2)exposes where the most serious deprivations and inequalities occur.