Tell Us What You Think! Online Consultations on Global Frameworks of Reference for Digital Literacy Skills and Reading

On behalf of the Global Alliance to Monitor Learning (GAML), we need your feedback on two new framework that will pave the way forward to the first global indicators on digital literacy skills and reading.

As part of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4, countries have pledged to “substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship” as part of Target 4.4.  

How Can We Measure SDG Progress on Science, Technology and Innovation?

The UN Statistical Commission is meeting in New York this week (6-9 March) to discuss a range of data related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). While the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) is clearly recognized as the official data source for SDG 4 on education, the Commission will also be reviewing the role of the UIS in helping to monitor progress towards SDG 9 on innovation.

International Women’s Day – Explore the Latest UIS Data with the eAtlas of Gender Inequality in Education

To mark International Women’s Day  (March 8) the UIS is releasing a new edition of the UNESCO eAtlas of Gender Inequality in Education.

The eAtlas provides a wide range of sex-disaggregated data produced by the UIS for all levels of education. Maps, charts, and detailed background information highlight the persistent barriers girls and women must overcome to get an education.

Data show progress, but also persistent barriers

Advocating for Girls’ Education: Why We Need Data

International Women’s Day on March 8 is a time for reflection on the successes that women and girls around the world have made in pursuit of gender equality. But as the theme of the day, ‘Press for Progress’, suggests, we must also consider the challenges ahead.

Past progress does not in itself imply a better future – we have to guard against complacency and continue to press forward for change.

In global education, that means all children should be in school, learning, and developing the skills they need to boost incomes and contribute to their communities.

Time to Get Serious about Education for All, with Progress at a Standstill

The latest figures on out-of-school-children are sobering, to say the least. According to new data from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), progress remains at a standstill. We still have about 263 million – or one out of five – children, adolescents and youth worldwide out of school and this number has barely changed over the past five years.