The UIS Glossary includes statistical terms related to education, science, technology and innovation, culture, and communication & information . Some of the entries contain translations in one or more of the following languages: Arabic, English, French and Spanish. Other entries provide more detailed information, such as definitions, calculation formulas for indicators and sources. Indicators are marked with an asterisk (*).

This is a dynamic tool, which is regularly updated by the UIS. The Institute welcomes feedback from users. Questions and comments should be sent to uis.information@unesco.org.
Browse by letter
Search by word
  • Language
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Arabic
  • Russian
  • Chinese
Browse by tag
Show all terms on one page

Poor groups

Definition
Persons living below the national poverty threshold in both urban and rural areas.
Source Definition
UIS Guide to measuring information and communication technologies (ICT) in education.
Data Source
Statistical unit of the Ministry of Education or, alternatively, national statistical office.

Populations défavorisées

Définition
Personnes qui vivent sous le seuil national de pauvreté, tant en milieu urbain qu’en milieu rural.
Source de la définition
Guide de mesure pour l'intégration des technologies de l'information et de la communication (TIC) en éducation (ISU).
Source de données
Unité de statistique du ministère de l’éducation ou office national de statistique.

Grupos pobres

Definición
Personas que viven debajo del umbral de pobreza nacional en ambas zonas, urbanas y rurales.
Fuente(s) de la definición
Medición de las tecnologías de la información y la comunicación (TIC) en educación - Manual del usuario (IEU).
Fuente(s) de datos
Unidades de estadística de los ministerios, departamentos o dependencias responsables de la educación o, en su defecto, de las oficinas nacionales de estadística.