Data & Resources


  • The UIS database (Stat) contains the latest available data and indicators on education; literacy; science, technology and innovation; culture; and communication for more than 200 countries and territories.
  • The UIS data API provides programmatic access to UIS data and metadata to allow developers and researchers to pull data directly from the source.
  • The SDG 4 Data Explorer displays data by country, region or year; by data source; and by sex, location and wealth. It allows users to explore the measures of equality that are crucial for the achievement of SDG 4.
  • The UNESCO eAtlas for Education 2030 presents the latest available data for SDG 4 indicators in ranking tables and interactive maps which can be easily shared and embedded on websites. Also available in French and Spanish.
  • The SDG 4 Country Profiles, designed specifically for Member States, present quick facts and the latest available SDG 4 global indicators in charts and graphs that are easy to understand.
  • The SDG 4 Data Book: Global Education Indicators 2018 ensures that readers have the latest available data for SDG 4 global monitoring indicators at their fingertips. This booklet will be updated regularly.
  • The SDG 4 Cheat Sheet is a quick reference for the definitions and data sources of the 11 global indicators.
  • The UIS Learning Outcomes Anchored Database encompasses internationally comparable data on indicator 4.1.1. For more details on the methodology please read the short summary The Anchoring Method for Indicator 4.1.1 Reporting.


  • SDG 4 Data Digest 2018 – (English)
  • SDG 4 Data Digest 2017 – The Quality Factor: Strengthening National Data to Monitor Sustainable Development Goal 4 presents a framework and strategy to improve national data quality needed to monitor SDG 4. (English , French , Spanish)
  • SDG 4 Data Digest 2016 – Laying the Foundation to Measure Sustainable Development Goal 4 serves as a blueprint to address the measurement challenges for each SDG 4 target. (English , French , Spanish)
  • The Quick Guide to Education Indicators for SDG 4 describes the process of developing and producing global monitoring indicators, while explaining how they can be interpreted and used. This is a hands-on, step-by-step guide for anyone who is gathering or analysing education data. Also available in French and Spanish.
  • Global Alliance to Monitor Learning (GAML)
  • Inter-Agency Group on Education Inequality Indicators (IAG-EII)
  • Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs)
  • SDG-Education 2030 Steering Committee (SC)