Goal 4: Quality Education

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Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all;


By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes;

  • Not at risk group reading PISA No review
  • Not at risk group mathematics PISA No review
  • Young people with at least upper secondary education Moderate positive

By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys have access to quality early childhood development, care and pre-primary education so that they are ready for primary education;

  • Child care rate of 3- to 5-year-olds Moderate positive
  • Child care rate of 5-year-olds including early school leavers Moderate positive

By 2030, ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university;

  • Lifelong learning Moderate negative
  • Tertiary education attainment (ISCED 5 - 8) Significant positive

By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship;

  • Individuals with computer/Internet skills No review
  • Employability Index Moderate positive

By 2030, eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples and children in vulnerable situations;

  • Parity indices, reading competency PISA No review
  • Parity indices, Mathematics competency PISA No review
  • Parity indices, tertiary education attainment, women/men No review
  • Parity indices, early school leavers, women/men No review
  • Parity indices, lifelong learning, women/men No review

By 2030, ensure that all youth and a substantial proportion of adults, both men and women, achieve literacy and numeracy;

  • Competency level 1 in reading No review
  • Competency level 1 in mathematics No review

By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development;

  • Global Citizenship and sustainable development in national education policies Data gap
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