A guide to the indicators to monitor SDG 4–Education 2030


The “Meet the Education 2030 Data” series explains the global and thematic indicators that will be used to monitor Sustainable Development Goal 4 and the Education 2030 targets. It offers a starting point for readers interested in more in-depth information about the indicators, along with maps and charts to illustrate national and regional data. The UIS will add new indicator briefs as data become available.

Indicator 4.1.1 - The percentage of children in primary education and at the end of lower secondary education who have a minimum proficiency in reading and mathematics.

Indicator 4.1.2 - The extent to which countries conduct learning assessments and/or participate in cross-national assessments for reading, writing and mathematics in primary and lower secondary education.

Indicator 4.2.2 - Percentage of children of pre-school age participating in organised learning (one year before the official primary entry age)

Getting education data right

This initiative is part of a wider UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) effort to address the rising demand for globally-comparable data. In our new video we take a look what it takes to get education data right, particularly on equity, finance and learning -- new priorities under the Education 2030 agenda.