Progress Timeline

1   The 1st TCG meeting 

12-13 May 2016, Washington, DC

Mission (of the TCG?): Support the finalization and implementation of the thematic indicator framework for SDG4-Education 2030

  • TCG Composition: the context and processes for global and thematic monitoring
  • Update on (11) proposed global indicators and status of the set of thematic indicators: modifying the thematic indicator framework based on the revised IAEG-SDGs global indicator proposal
  • Setting priorities: establishing priorities needed further development and next steps

Workplan & deliverables until next TCG meeting:

  • Recommendation on the final list of indicators
  • First steps of implementation strategy
  • Creation of 2 working groups: on questionable indicators because of poor alignment with the target and on implementation difficulties

2   The 2nd TCG  meeting 

26-28 October 2016, Madrid, Spain

Objectives: Advance the development of indicators for monitoring SDG 4 by:

  1. discussing and agreeing the list of thematic indicators (including necessary placeholders) to be recommended by the TCG for reporting in 2017 and for adoption by the Education 2030 Steering Committee;
  2. updating participants on the implementation process regarding the SDG global indicators led by the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on SDG Indicators (IAEG-SDGs)
  3. clarifying the data governance structure for SDG 4;
  4. identifying the steps needed to operationalize the thematic indicators and establish working groups for this purpose; and
  5. agreeing on the terms of reference and the main elements of the TCG’s work plan in 2016-2017.

Some sessions still to summarize the outcomes

Creation of 4 working groups designated to support the implementation of the TCG work plan and work on the four areas:

  • Working Group 1 on indicator development Targets 4.1, 4.2 and 4.6
  • Working Group 2 on statistical capacity-building Targets 4.3, 4.4. and 4.7
  • Working Group 3 on country reporting Targets 4.5 and 4.b
  • Working Group 4 on learning outcomes Targets 4.a and 4.c

Indicator 4.1.1, (probably others too), Indicator tiers and placeholders

Set list of indicators for reporting in 2017 (29, including 11 global indicators) and those needing further development.

3   The 3rd TCG meeting

31 May - 2 June 2017, Montreal, Canada

Objectives of the meeting were to:

  1. advance the work of the Working Groups through face-to-face meetings;
  2. update members on SDG-related developments;
  3. report on the progress to date and intended roadmaps of the 3 TCG Working Groups for the next 12-18 months;
  4. share national initiatives in the implementation of SDG 4 follow-up and review;
  5. inform participants on CapED; and
  6. discuss and agree on the process for rotating membership to the TCG.

Why now 3 working groups and not four as in the previous meeting?

List of indicators discussed (and by details)

TCG3 Summary

4   The 4th TCG meeting 

16-18 January 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Objective of the meeting:


Indicators discussed

5   The 5th TCG meeting

15-16 November 2018, Mexico City, Mexico

Objective of the meeting:


Indicators discussed

6   The 6th TCG meeting
29-30 August 2019, Yerevan, Armenia

7   The 7th TCG meeting

Exceptionally held virtually due to the restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.