Bridging Asian and the Pacific Education Strategy to SDG 4

The Asia Pacific Regional Thematic Working Group (TWG) Education 2030+, co-chaired by UNESCO Bangkok and UNICEF, serves as the regional coordination mechanism and the Asia-Pacific Meeting on Education 2030 (APMED2030) will serve as the regional consultation platform for the exchange of knowledge, best practices and support to countries in all aspects of the implementation and monitoring of SDG4-Education 2030.

The regional coordination mechanism also brings together the following sub-regional organizations: South East Asia Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO), South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), and the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF). Each of these organizations has its own education sector strategies aligned with SDG4-Education 2030 and they also participate in broader regional level efforts.

The UIS has been closely working with Asia Pacific Technical Working group- Education 2030+ in developing its Regional Roadmap (2015-2030) and providing technical support in implementing monitoring components of the roadmap.

To meet the need for setting up meaningful benchmarks for SDG 4 and the Asia and Pacific regional frameworks in the monitoring of SDG 4, the UIS has partnered with UNESCO Bangkok and Learning and Education 2030+ Networking Group (formerly known as Regional Thematic Working Group on Education 2030+) in establishing regional benchmarks for the region.

The outcomes of this collaborative work are presented in the Summary Report of Asia and Pacific Regional Technical Consultations on Regional Benchmarks for SDG 4.

Benchmarks for SDG 4 Indicators: Methodological note

Aligning SDG4 with Regional Frameworks in Asia and the Pacific

SDG Targets Southeast Asia Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Action Agenda for the SEAMEO 7 Priority Areas
4.1 Basic Education P2: Barriers to inclusion
4.2 Early Childhood Education P1: Early childhood care and education
4.3 TVET / Higher Education P4: Promoting TVET
4.4 Skills for Work P4: Promoting TVET
4.5 Equity P2: Barriers to inclusion
4.6 Adult Literacy and Numeracy
4.7 Sustainable Development P7: 21st century curriculum
4.a Learning Environment P3: Resilience in emergencies
4.b Scholarships P6: Higher education and research
4.c Teachers P5: Revitalizing teacher education