Data Sources for SDG 4 Indicators

Table to know where to find the data for the indicators SDG 4

 

Global Indicator System data School census or Administrative data Multi-purpose survey (e.g. MICS and DHS) Labour Force survey Literacy survey School survey Learning assessment Special source

Target 4.1

4.1.1 Proportion of children and young people (a) in Grade 2 or 3; (b) at the end of primary education; and (c) at the end of lower secondary education achieving at least a minimum proficiency level in (i) reading and (ii) mathematics, by sex

4.1.2 Completion rate (primary education, lower secondary education, upper secondary education)

4.1.3 Gross intake ratio to the last grade (primary education, lower secondary education)

4.1.4 Administration of a nationally-representative learning assessment (a) in Grade 2 or 3; (b) at the end of primary education; and (c) at the end of lower secondary education

4.1.5 Out-of-school rate (primary education, lower secondary education, upper secondary education)

4.1.6 Percentage of children over-age for grade (primary education, lower secondary education)

4.1.7 Number of years of (a) free and (b) compulsory primary and secondary education guaranteed in legal frameworks

Household surveys
System data School census or Administrative data Multi-purpose survey (e.g. MICS and DHS) Labour Force survey Literacy survey School survey Learning assessment Special source

Target 4.2

4.2.1 Proportion of children under 5 years of age who are developmentally on track in health, learning and psychosocial well-being, by sex
It is proposed that the portion of the indicator that measures progress for children between 0 and 23 months of age, which is currently in tier III, be deleted.

4.2.2 Participation rate in organized learning (one year before the official primary entry age), by sex

4.2.3 Percentage of children under 5 years experiencing positive and stimulating home learning environments

4.2.4 Gross early childhood education enrolment ratio in (a) pre-primary education and (b) early childhood educational development

4.2.5 Number of years of (a) free and (b) compulsory pre-primary education guaranteed in legal frameworks

Household surveys
System data School census or Administrative data Multi-purpose survey (e.g. MICS and DHS) Labour Force survey Literacy survey School survey Learning assessment Special source

Target 4.3

4.3.1 Participation rate of youth and adults in formal and non-formal education and training in the previous 12 months, by sex

4.3.2 Gross enrolment ratio for tertiary education by sex

4.3.3 Participation rate in technical-vocational programmes (15- to 24-year-olds) by sex

Household surveys
System data School census or Administrative data Multi-purpose survey (e.g. MICS and DHS) Labour Force survey Literacy survey School survey Learning assessment Special source
Target 4.4

4.4.1 Proportion of youth and adults with information and communications technology (ICT) skills, by type of skill

4.4.2 Percentage of youth/adults who have achieved at least a minimum level of proficiency in digital literacy skills

4.4.3 Youth/adult educational attainment rates by age group, levels of education and programme orientation

Household surveys
System data School census or Administrative data Multi-purpose survey (e.g. MICS and DHS) Labour Force survey Literacy survey School survey Learning assessment Special source

Target 4.5

4.5.1 Parity indices (female/male, rural/urban, bottom/top wealth quintile and others such as disability status, indigenous peoples and conflict-affected, as data become available) for all education indicators on this list that can be disaggregated

4.5.2 Percentage of students in primary education whose first or home language is the language of instruction

4.5.3 Extent to which explicit formula-based policies reallocate education resources to disadvantaged populations

4.5.4 Education expenditure per student by level of education and source of funding

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4.5.5 Percentage of total aid to education allocated to least developed countries

Household surveys
System data School census or Administrative data Multi-purpose survey (e.g. MICS and DHS) Labour Force survey Literacy survey School survey Learning assessment Special source

Target 4.6

4.6.1 Proportion of population in a given age group achieving at least a fixed level of proficiency in functional (a) literacy and (b) numeracy skills, by sex

4.6.2 Youth or adult literacy rate

4.6.3 Participation rate of illiterate youth/adults in literacy programmes

Household surveys
System data School census or Administrative data Multi-purpose survey (e.g. MICS and DHS) Labour Force survey Literacy survey School survey Learning assessment Special source

Target 4.7

4.7.1 Extent to which (i) global citizenship education and (ii) education for sustainable development are mainstreamed in: (a) national education policies, (b) curricula, (c) teacher education and (d) student assessment

4.7.2 Percentage of schools that provide life skills-based HIV and sexuality education

4.7.3 Extent to which the framework on the World Programme on Human Rights Education is implemented nationally (as per the UNGA Resolution 59/113)

4.7.4 Percentage of students by age group (or education level) showing adequate understanding of issues relating to global citizenship and sustainability

4.7.5 Percentage of students in the final grade of lower secondary education showing proficiency knowledge of environmental science and geoscience

Household surveys
System data School census or Administrative data Multi-purpose survey (e.g. MICS and DHS) Labour Force survey Literacy survey School survey Learning assessment Special source

Target 4.a

4.a.1 Proportion of schools offering basic services with access to: (a) electricity; (b) Internet for pedagogical purposes; and (c) computers for pedagogical purposes; (d) adapted infrastructure and materials for students with disabilities; (e) basic drinking water; (f) single-sex basic sanitation facilities; and (g) basic handwashing facilities (as per the WASH indicator definitions)

4.a.2 Percentage of students experiencing bullying in the last 12 months

4.a.3 Number of attacks on students, personnel and institutions

Household surveys
System data School census or Administrative data Multi-purpose survey (e.g. MICS and DHS) Labour Force survey Literacy survey School survey Learning assessment Special source

Target 4.b

4.b.1 Volume of official development assistance flows for scholarships by sector and type of study

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Household surveys
System data School census or Administrative data Multi-purpose survey (e.g. MICS and DHS) Labour Force survey Literacy survey School survey Learning assessment Special source

Target 4.c

4.c.1 Proportion of teachers qualified in basic education by education level

4.c.2 Pupil-trained teacher ratio by education level

4.c.3 Percentage of teachers qualified according to national standards by education level and type of institution

4.c.4 Pupil-qualified teacher ratio by education level

4.c.5 Average teacher salary relative to other professions requiring a comparable level of qualification

4.c.6 Teacher attrition rate by education level

4.c.7 Percentage of teachers who received in-service training in the last 12 months by type of training

Source: SDG-Education 2030 Steering Committee - Review, Monitoring and Reporting Working Group