Bridging Regional Education Monitoring Frameworks to the SDG 4 Global Framework

In 2014, the Synthesis Report of the Secretary-General on the Post-2015 Agenda, proposed four levels of monitoring with complementary objectives to promote a culture of mutual accountability, and to help countries progress towards achieving SDG4 based on their own contexts and starting points: a country-led, a regional, a global, and a thematic component.

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 was launched in January 2021 with a first report for the African continent, Bridging CESA and SDG 4 in Africa and has now been expanded to the rest of the world (Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, Arab States, and Europe, North America and the Caucasus). Data tools tailored to each region have also been produced to contribute to the dialogue.

Bridging SDG and Regional Frameworks Dashboard

The dashboard Bridging SDG and Regional Frameworks shows the correspondence between global and regional policy goals, targets, and indicators.


Spotlight on Bridging Regional and Global Education Monitoring Frameworks (Cheat sheet / Aide-mémoire)

The Spotlight on Bridging Regional and Global Education Monitoring Frameworks summarizes the findings of the analysis of different regional education monitoring frameworks with the global SDG framework, presents the number of benchmarks in each region and includes a more in-depth section on the Continental Education Strategy for Africa (CESA 2016-2025).



Bridging CESA and SDG 4 in Africa












Education Baseline in Africa: CESA and SDG 4 Monitoring 


A suite of products sets the baseline for education in the African continent and provide an overview of the implementation of the regional CESA 16-25 and global SDG 4 education frameworks since their adoption in 2015. 

Discover the resources:

              • additional publications
              • correspondance tables between CESA 16-25 Indicators and SDG Indicators
              • country tables
              • country profiles

Arab Region

Asia and the Pacific

Latin America and the Caribbean

Europe, North America and the Caucasus Region