The latest available data to monitor SDG 4 at your fingertips.

Where does your country stand in relation to the ten targets of the Sustainable Development Goal on education (SDG 4)? You can now go straight to the source with the new edition of the SDG 4 Data Book, released by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics.

The SDG 4 Data Book 2019 presents the latest results for the official global monitoring indicators, including simplified explanations of their definitions, data sources and interpretation. Available in English, French and Spanish, it showcases data coverage for each indicator by region and a snapshot of global and regional trends, in addition to country-level data from 2010 to the school year ending in 2017.

The new report presents the SDG 4 monitoring indicators included in the official dataset released by the UIS in February 2019 that will be used to evaluate progress at the upcoming High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), which will specifically focus on SDG 4.

To complement the Data Book, the UIS has also developed a series of related products to help stakeholders – from countries and donors to civil society groups and technical partners – use the findings in their efforts to get all children in school and learning by 2030.

To learn more about SDG 4 data:

  • The Quick Guide to Education Indicators for SDG 4 describes the process of developing and producing the global monitoring indicators, while explaining how to use and interpret them.
  • The SDG 4 Data Visualizations display data by country, region or year; by data source; and by sex, location and wealth. Users can explore the measures of equality that are crucial for the achievement of SDG 4.
  • With SDG 4 Country Profiles, users can download a snapshot of their country’s data in PDF format.
  • The UIS global education database covers all levels of education for about 200 countries and territories, with a dedicated section grouping global and thematic indicators.