SDG 4 Data Digests
The 2021 edition of the SDG 4 Data Digest, National SDG 4 Benchmarks: Fulfilling Our Neglected Commitment by the UIS and the Global Education Monitoring Report (GEMR) presents the idea behind benchmark setting in education and the steps taken since 2017 to fulfil this commitment, including the selection of SDG 4 benchmark indicators.
It also reviews what these benchmark values mean for the probability of achieving SDG 4 by 2030. The discussion serves as a stark reminder to all parties of the importance of setting national education targets and of properly financing them, particularly in the face of the difficulties brought upon the sector by COVID-19.
- SDG 4 Data Digest 2020: Using Household Survey Data to Monitor SDG 4
- UIS Blog: SDG 4 Data Digest for 2020 Highlights Importance of Using Household Surveys, 18 January 2021
- SDG 4 Data Digest 2019: How to Produce and Use the Global and Thematic Education Indicators
- SDG 4 Data Digest 2018: Data to Nurture Learning (executive summary in French and Spanish)
- SDG 4 Data Digest 2017: The Quality Factor: Strengthening National Data (available in French and Spanish)
- SDG 4 Data Digest 2016: Laying the Foundation to Measure Sustainable Development Goal 4
This joint publication Meeting Commitments. Are Countries on Track to Achieve SDG 4? by the UIS and the Global Education Monitoring Report
(GEMR) for the 2019 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development captures concisely how far the world is from achieving its education targets.
This Quick Guide to Education Indicators for SDG 4 serves as a quick reference on how to monitor progress towards SDG 4 on quality education.
It provides basic explanations of SDG 4 targets, their indicators, how they are
created and where to find the information needed for these indicators.
Efficiency and Effectiveness in Choosing and Using EMIS
This aim of this report is to assist countries to make a more informed choice in relation to EMIS by developing a set of standards to illustrate what an EMIS must be able to do, in order to supply accurate, valid information to education sector policymakers and school managers and international organizations to whom most countries owe reporting.
Operational Guide to Using EMIS to Monitor SDG 4
This Operational Guide to Using EMIS to Monitor SDG 4 provides further operational guidance on how to implement data collection from the viewpoint of existing global commitments related to Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) indicators. The guide elaborates on the processes followed by the UIS as the custodian agency of most indicators in SDG 4 to aggregate and curate the data and explores the key, characteristics of existing national EMIS to illustrate the capacity of EMIS to produce administrative data. Moreover, it proposes a set of standards to illustrate and support countries in their efforts to collect and produce better quality data.