The 2018 Survey of Formal Education covers key data for the school year ending in 2017 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.

To publish more timely data for the international community, the timeline for the survey has been advanced. We will publish 2016 data in February 2018 but then move to one education data release in September each year.

The deadline for submitting data is 16 February 2018. Country-level data and regional results will be released in September 2018 via UIS.Stat.

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.