Data & Resources


  • The UIS database (Stat) contains the latest available data and indicators on education; literacy; science, technology and innovation; culture; and communication for more than 200 countries and territories.
  • The UIS data API provides programmatic access to UIS data and metadata to allow developers and researchers to pull data directly from the source.
  • The SDG 4 Data Explorer displays data by country, region or year; by data source; and by sex, location and wealth. It allows users to explore the measures of equality that are crucial for the achievement of SDG 4.
  • The UNESCO eAtlas for Education 2030 presents the latest available data for SDG 4 indicators in ranking tables and interactive maps which can be easily shared and embedded on websites. Also available in French and Spanish.
  • The SDG 4 Country Profiles, designed specifically for Member States, present quick facts and the latest available SDG 4 global indicators in charts and graphs that are easy to understand.
  • The SDG 4 Data Book: Global Education Indicators 2018 ensures that readers have the latest available data for SDG 4 global monitoring indicators at their fingertips. This booklet will be updated regularly.
  • The SDG 4 Cheat Sheet is a quick reference for the definitions and data sources of the 11 global indicators.


  • SDG 4 Data Digest 2018 – forthcoming
  • SDG 4 Data Digest 2017 – The Quality Factor: Strengthening National Data to Monitor Sustainable Development Goal 4 presents a framework and strategy to improve national data quality needed to monitor SDG 4. (English , French , Spanish)
  • SDG 4 Data Digest 2016 – Laying the Foundation to Measure Sustainable Development Goal 4 serves as a blueprint to address the measurement challenges for each SDG 4 target. (English , French , Spanish)
  • The Quick Guide to Education Indicators for SDG 4 describes the process of developing and producing global monitoring indicators, while explaining how they can be interpreted and used. This is a hands-on, step-by-step guide for anyone who is gathering or analysing education data. Also available in French and Spanish.
  • Global Alliance to Monitor Learning (GAML)
  • Inter-Agency Group on Education Inequality Indicators (IAG-EII)
  • Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs)
  • SDG-Education 2030 Steering Committee (SC)