The 2019 Survey of Formal Education covers key data for the school year ending in 2018 required for the monitoring of international and national education goals.

Following the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) is working closely with Member States and partners to develop new indicators, statistical approaches and monitoring tools to better assess progress towards the SDG 4 education targets while making every effort to minimise the reporting burden on countries.

The deadline for submitting data is 15 February 2019. Country-level data and regional results for 2018 will be published in September 2019 in the UIS global education database and available through the  UIS API Portal.

A timely response to this survey is essential to produce high-quality, cross-nationally-comparable data and indicators, which are used to monitor and report on international development goals related to education, including the education goal of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. These statistics are used widely by countries, international and regional organizations, the media, academics and students.

To access the questionnaires that your country has been requested to complete, select your country name and download the relevant questionnaire.