1st Meeting, Washington DC, USA

    This meeting focused on three critical areas:
  1. the context and processes for global and thematic monitoring;
  2. modifying the thematic indicator framework based on the revised IAEG-SDGs global indicator proposal; and
  3. establishing priorities needed further development and next steps.
Start work from a proposal of 43 indicators by the TAG, including the approval from IAEG-SDG and the UN Statistical Commision and a set of thematic indicators.

2nd Meeting, Madrid Spain

  1. Discuss and agree the list of thematic indicators to be recommended by the TCG for the adoption by the SDG-Education 2030 Steering Committee;
  2. Update participants on the implementation process regarding the SDG global indicators led by the Inter‐Agency and Expert Group on SDG Indicators;
  3. Clarify the Data Governance Structure for SDG 4; and
  4. Identify the steps needed to operationalise the thematic indicators and establish working groups.
  5. Establishment of 3 working groups (indicator development, capacity-building, country reporting) and GAML

    Consultations on:
  • Thematic education indicators (launched on 22 August 2016)
  • Placeholders (temporary replacement indicators) for selected global and thematic education indicators (launched on 14 November 2016)

2017 Progress Report


3rd Meeting, Montreal, Canada

  1. Update members on developments since the second TCG meeting;
  2. Discuss and agree on the work plans, critical milestones and deliverables of three TCG working group and for the TCG for 2017-2018;
  3. Share national and regional initiatives in the implementation of SDG 4 follow-up and review; and
  4. Inform participants on CapED, a project aimed at developing the statistical capacity of 10 participating countries to monitor and report on SDG 4
Meeting Summary


4th Meeting, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  1. Review and ratify the TCG work plans for 2018;
  2. Approve the report on benchmarking recommendations for indicators;
  3. Discuss and update the list of indicators to be reported in 2018 and overall indicators’ periodicity recommendations;
  4. Advance the discussion on potential new indicators to be included in the 2018 revision with the approval of a preliminary list;
  5. Endorse the report requested by the SDG-Education 2030 Steering Committee on the status of development and availability of SDG 4 indicators;
  6. Approve the TCG rotation mechanism and broader governance proposal.
  7. Revised TORs clarifying roles and new guidelines on communications, flow of work and actions needed
  8. After initial work on 7 of the 15 indicators requiring further development, agreed to seek external expertise to develop indicators 4.2.3, 4.3.1, 4.5.2, 4.5.2, 4.6.3, 4.b.2

5th Meeting, Mexico City, Mexico

  1. Considering necessary modifications, and discussing alternative methodologies to fill gaps in coverage, to ENDORSE methodological developments and APPROVE the list of indicators to be published in 2019.
  2. Advancing the discussion on potential new indicators, to APPROVE a preliminary list of these indicators to be included in the 2020 revision.
  3. Presenting and discussing the SDG data validation process, to ACHIEVE ENDORSEMENT of the process by the Member States.
  4. To DEVELOP recommendations on benchmarking processes.
  5. To AGREE on key messages to the international community about challenges and needs of Member States in producing SDG 4 indicators

TCG 5 Consultation


6th Meeting, Yerevan, Armenia


7th TCG (virtual)


8th Meeting (virtual)