Country profiles

The UNESCO Institute for Statistics produced SDG4 country profiles including the diagram of the national education system, school age population by education level, available data and trends for education indicators from 2010 to 2022, and national benchmarks for 2025 and 2030.

Click here to download country profiles.

These country profiles may also be downloaded in the SDG4 Data Browser.

SDG 4 Scorecard progress report on national benchmarks: Focus on early childhood

The report 2023 SDG 4 Scorecard provides the first annual snapshot of countries’ progress towards their national education benchmarks, with a focus on the participation rate in organized learning one year before primary.

The report is available in the six United Nations official languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish).

Click here for more information on benchmarks and the SDG 4 Scorecard report.

Read the document ‘SDG 4 Benchmarks: Database integration’ prepared by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics for more information on the methodology followed in assembling the benchmarks database.

Bridging the Global SDG 4 Framework with Regional Frameworks

The UNESCO Institute for Statistics published a series of regional reports to bridge the global SDG 4 framework with regional education monitoring frameworks and developed a dashboard to show the correspondence between global and regional goals, targets, and indicators.

Ninth TCG Meeting

The Technical Cooperation Group on SDG4 indicators (TCG) held its ninth annual meeting virtually in November 2022. It was preceded by the meetings of the following working groups: teachers, administrative data/EMIS, joint household surveys/EMIS, finance and the Global Alliance to Monitor Learning (GAML). The final decisions are compiled in the post-meeting consultation report.

The lists of SDG 4 indicators and SDG 4 indicators in the six United Nations languages were updated based on the final decisions of the TCG meeting.

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A note on Foundational Learning

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The Global Coalition for Foundational Learning was founded in 2022 to bring together partners with a shared commitment to improving foundational learning for all and a desire to work together to drive change more quickly. Read more in this document.