This blog post notes that, in May 2015, the World Bank was concluding an analysis of over 800 policy documents related to the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in education from high, middle and low income countries around the world in order to gain insight into key themes of common interest to policymakers. Theme 6 relates to learning analytics, specifically to 'supporting the collection, processing analysis and dissemination of education-related data to relevant stakeholders'. Initial policies tend to focus on the collection of basic enrolment data. As ICT use becomes more prevalent, more systematic and holistic views of data collection, processing analysis and dissemination emerge.
See also the SABER (systems approach for better education results) work on education management information systems (EMIS) at http://saber.worldbank.org/index.cfm?indx=8&tb=2