How Civil Society Can Supply Rigorous Data for the SDGs: The Citizen-Led Assessment Approach

When the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were drafted in 2015, there was broad agreement that the new global goals needed to evolve from measuring increased access, investment in infrastructure and reporting average learning gains, to measuring learning with a focus on the most disadvantaged children. The focus on ensuring that no child is left behind is crucial.

Meeting of the Technical Advisory Group on Culture Satellite Accounts

The Institute, in partnership with the UN Statistics Division, has been mandated to develop the methodology to measure the economic contribution of culture, which can be collected through Culture Satellite Accounts. An agreed-upon framework would enable the role of culture in the economy to be compared globally.

During this meeting, technical experts will review methodological issues, learn about experiences in Japan and identify the next steps of the project.

Educational Prosperity: Looking Beyond Equality to Equity

The educational prosperity framework that I introduced in a recent blog provides an essential structure for understanding the holistic and cumulative ways that children develop, learn and thrive. The benefits of the framework are hardly theoretical: they provide an important and practical guide for ways that monitoring data can—and should—be used to create smarter and more effective policies to help young people thrive. 

The Educational Prosperity Framework: Helping Countries Provide Foundational Learning for All

On World Teachers Day, this blog presents an assessment framework, called Education Prosperity, that can be used to track the success of teachers, families, communities and public institutions in developing children's cognitive skills and their social, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being.

Prochaines réunions de l’Alliance mondiale pour le suivi de l’apprentissage et du Groupe de coopération technique sur les indicateurs de l’ODD 4 – Éducation 2030

En tant que source officielle des données de l’ODD 4, l’ISU travaille avec les pays et les partenaires pour parvenir à un consensus autour du nouveau programme de mesure tout en élaborant les indicateurs, les normes et les outils nécessaires pour suivre les progrès accomplis et aider les pays à améliorer la qualité et l’utilisation de leurs données dans le cadre de leurs efforts pour atteindre leurs objectifs de développement durable.

New Data Reveal that Poor Youth Are Among the Most Vulnerable to Bullying

Almost one-third of young teens worldwide have recently experienced bullying, according to data published for the first time by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS). The data are part of a major new release of 32 global and thematic indicators to monitor progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4), which included the updating of the UIS global education database for the school year ending in 2017.