Complete list of SDG4 indicators
This includes the current set of 11 global and 32 thematic indicators are agreed upon by the United Nations Statistical Commission and the TCG respectively for the follow-up and review of the SDG4 - Education 2030 Agenda.
Set of education indicators for reporting and monitoringVIEW +
The Education 2030 Framework for Action mandates the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) to work with partner organizations and experts on the development of indicators, statistical approaches and monitoring tools to assess progress towards SDG 4.VIEW +
Representing the statistical needs of countries in monitoring progress towards SDG 4VIEW +
First Phase of CapED Initiative to Bridge
the Gap between Education Policy and Data
2 August 2017
Established in 2016, the Technical Cooperation Group on the Indicators for SDG 4 - Education 2030 (TCG) provides a platform to discuss and develop the indicators used to monitor the Education 2030 Agenda in an open, inclusive and transparent manner.
The TCG is composed of 38 regionally-representative members of Member States, multilateral agencies and civil society groups as well as the Co-Chair of the SDG-Education 2030 Steering Committee. The UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) hosts the TCG Secretariat.
The TCG has created three working groups to address issues related to the implementation of the thematic indicators and provide recommendations. The TCG works in tandem with the Global Alliance to Monitor Learning(GAML) to make recommendations on indicator development, capacity development, and data reporting.
a. Finalize and maintain the thematic indicator framework for the follow-up and review of Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) and the Education 2030 Agenda. The framework will contain the indicators selected for global monitoring of SDG 4 by the IAEG-SDGs and agreed by the UN Statistical Commission, taking account of any periodic revisions to the global indicators between 2016 and 2030;
b. Support the work of the IAEG-SDGs, relevant regional bodies and countries related to the implementation of the global and thematic monitoring framework and the design of regional monitoring frameworks, and assure the coherence of those processes;
c. Provide inputs to guide the production of technical documentation needed for the clear communication of the thematic indicators to monitor SDG 4 - Education 2030;
d. Inform the SDG-Education 2030 Steering Committee on the implementation of the thematic indicator framework, providing the necessary inputs to assess periodically their coverage, limitations and the potential for better alternatives when new methodologies are developed or data sources identified; and
e. Regularly review methodological developments and issues related to the thematic education indicators and their metadata.
The TCG established three working groups to make recommendations on indicator development, capacity development, and data reporting. For SDG 4 indicators onlearning outcomes and skills, GAML has established six task forces, organized by target (4.1, 4.2, 4.4, 4.6 and 4.7) and another task force on assessment implementation and capacity development. Members of the TCG Working Groups and GAML Task Forces work collectively via emails, conference calls, and the UNESTEAMS online collective workspace.
16-18 January 2018 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
TCG 4 meeting aims to provide an opportunity for participants to be briefed on key developments that have occurred since TCG 3 towards the implementation of the SDG 4 Agenda, and to issues related to the TCG key mechanisms and outputs.VIEW +
31 May -2 June 2017 Montreal, Canada
The TCG was updated on the latest developments of the Global Alliance to Monitor Learning (GAML). With GAML leading the development of learning-related indicators, the TCG can focus on the remaining issues related to indicator development, capacity development and country reporting.VIEW +
26 - 28 October 2016 Madrid, Spain
The TCG discussed and agreed on a core set of 31 indicators for reporting and monitoring SDG 4 in 2017. The Group discussed the results of two open consultations on the indicators that were launched by the UIS as the Secretariat. This meeting also established three TCG working groups to address the following issues: indicator development, capacity development and country reporting.VIEW +
12 - 13 May 2016 Washington DC, USA
This meeting focused on three critical areas: the context and processes for global and thematic monitoring; modifying the thematic indicator framework based on the revised IAEG-SDGs global indicator proposal; and establishing priorities needed further development and next steps.VIEW +