Quality Data to Ensure a Quality Education for Every Child

The SDG 4 Data Digest sets out a roadmap for countries and donors to produce quality data

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with their strong emphasis on inclusion and equity, compel us to look beyond national and regional averages to ensure that nobody is left behind. As a result, countries face unprecedented pressure to produce and use more and better data.  

Building Bridges to Link Global and National Learning Assessments

The UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) is working to develop reporting scales to help governments monitor student learning in mathematics and reading over time and make good use of the resulting data to shape policy – essential stepping stones to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4): a quality education for all. The aim is to make the greatest possible use of existing national assessments and cross-national assessments to produce internationally-comparable data.  

Results of the 2016 Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) to be Released

The latest results of the large-scale reading assessments, PIRLS, will be launched by UNESCO and the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) on 5 December 2017 in Paris. Entitled Measuring SDG 4: How PIRLS Can Help, the report presents key findings related to the school environment, gender disadvantage and early childhood education as a foundation for learning.

Launch of the SDG 4 Data Digest: Statistical Tools and Strategies for Countries and Donors

A new report from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) sets out a roadmap of strategies and tools to help countries produce vital data on education. The SDG 4 Data Digest sets out the measurement challenges around the pursuit of Sustainable Development Goal 4: a quality education for every child by 2030.

How to Harmonize Regional and International Learning Assessments

This blog was also published by the IBE.

As education stakeholders, including governments, assessment initiatives and donors gather in Madrid for the Fourth Meeting of the Global Alliance to Monitor Learning (GAML), the UNESCO Institute for Statistics and the International Bureau of Education set out strategies to help resolve the technical and political challenges of measurement.

The UIS Launches 2018 Education Survey

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.

The Status of Women’s Work in the Culture Sector

In most countries, more women than men are employed in the cultural sector but they need to supplement with more than one job, according to a new fact sheet published by the UIS. Entitled “Precarious Situation for Women Working in the Field of Culture”, the report presents data to help monitor Sustainable Development Goal 8 (SDG 8), which calls for decent work and equal pay.

Pilot Survey on Heritage Statistics Launched to Monitor Progress Towards SDGs

The UIS has launched a pilot survey on heritage statistics to collect information on Sustainable Development Goal 11 (SDG 11), Target 11.4.1, which measures how much countries spend on the preservation, protection and conservation of all cultural and natural heritage. The aim is to test the proposed data collection instrument and gain more country-level information. Representing all regions of the world, 14 countries are participating in the pilot survey exercise.