Meet the SDG 4 Data: Promoting Sustainable Development

SDG 4 indicator 4.7.1 reflects the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development

So far, this series of blogs on the data needed to monitor progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) on education has focused predominantly on indicators that explore educational outcomes and achievements for individuals, and the components that must be in place to ensure a quality education for all.  But when we come to Target 7, we see a marked shift in perspective.

Meet the SDG 4 Data: Measuring Youth and Adult Literacy and Numeracy

SDG 4 indicator 4.6.1 shows the proportion of youth and adults with functional literacy and numeracy skills

Taken together, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a ‘recipe’ for countries to be productive and prosperous, resulting in populations that are well-educated and well-equipped for employment in the 21st century.

The Learning Crisis is Causing a Skills Crisis. Here’s Why

Skill development is a critical part of preparing for work in the future – even for jobs that do not yet exist. It goes without saying that a child who cannot read, write or perform at least simple mathematics with proficiency will be poorly equipped as an adult to excel in the technology-driven industries of the future.

From Brain Drain to Gain: The Benefits Arising from International Knowledge Networks

Thinking about studying abroad next year or know someone who is? You’re not alone. International student mobility is on the rise and data show that everyone benefits. Rather than depriving developing countries of their best talent through ‘brain drain,’ mobile students are offering ‘brain gain’ by creating a global pool of highly-skilled human capital.

Meet the SDG 4 Data: Indicator 4.4.1 on Skills for a Digital World

SDG 4 Indicator 4.4.1 measures how many youth and adults have the right information technology skills, giving them a path better jobs

As we unpack the data that are needed for the achievement of SDG 4 on education, we are going to dig a little deeper into the key skills that young people need in the 21st century workplace. And in this digital age, that means the ability to make good use of information and communications technology (ICT).

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New Report Shows 2.2 Million Children are Out of School in South Sudan

At least 2.2 million children in South Sudan are not receiving an education – representing one of the highest rates of out-of-school children in the world, according to a new report produced through the Global Initiative on Out-of-School Children. Years of conflict, displacement and economic collapse continue to deprive children of education, harming the future of the country.

Meet the SDG 4 Data: Giving Youth the Skills They Need for the Job Market

This week we review SDG 4 indicator 4.3 on quality technical, vocational and tertiary education 

As we travel through the SDG 4 data in this series of blogs, we have already looked at the all-important preparation for schooling and the minimum proficiency levels that tell us whether children are on track. Now we shift our focus towards the end of schooling: the technical, vocational and tertiary education that pave the way for a productive adult life.    

A disconnect between skills and job market needs