Since 2000, the Regional Education Indicators Project (PRIE) has been an important mechanism for monitoring countries' progress toward meeting the education goals of the Summit of the Americas. In doing so, it continues to strengthen national education information systems and contribute to greater dissemination and use of information in education. PRIE efforts are helping to foster an understanding of the state of education and its challenges in Summit of the Americas countries. It continues to offer insight into defining and managing the education policies needed to advance toward fulfillment of the 2010 Summit goals.
PRIE was developed to contribute to the set of long-standing and on-going international efforts to improve educational data bases that support the formulation, execution, and assessment of education policies. Political leadership of the project is provided by the Public Education Secretariat (SEP) of Mexico, and that of the Organization of American States (OAS). Since its inauguration, the project has benefited from the technical support of UNESCO, thus assuring international and regional collaboration through its Institute for Statistics (UIS), and the Regional Information System (SIRI) of the Regional Bureau of Education for Latin America and the Caribbean (OREALC).