New! Setting commitments: National SDG 4 benchmarks to transform education


One week after the call for mobilization launched by Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO, at the Transforming Education Pre-Summit in Paris attended by more than 150 ministers, the new UNESCO report Setting commitments: National SDG 4 benchmarks to transform education” come as a new stark reality check for political and civil society leaders.

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Setting Benchmarks to Achieve SDG 4 Targets

In February 2022, UNESCO engaged in the second phase of the establishment of national benchmark values for 2025 and 2030 for each of the seven global and thematic benchmark indicators as their national contribution to the SDG4 progress.

As a result of this global mobilization, 45% of countries have submitted national benchmark values as of 1 March 2022, and 7% of countries have committed to submit values in the upcoming weeks and months.

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Read the latest blog A promise kept: more than half of countries set SDG 4 national benchmarks for the latest update on the SDG benchmarks setting. 

Aligning Regional Frameworks With the SDG 4 Framework

Understanding the  alignment and coherence between the global, regional and national education agendas is key to strengthen national planning and to prompt exchanges on challenges and good practices, promote mutual learning and, ultimately, lead to common actions.

A series of regional reports bridging the global SDG 4 framework with regional education monitoring frameworks have been launched, along with data tables and country profiles.

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