Tag Archives: SDG4

The urgent need for investment in pre-primary education

By Pauline Rose and Ben Hewitt A child’s most important steps happen before they set foot in a primary school. Early childhood, from birth to age five, is the most critical developmental stage in a person’s life. By their fifth … Continue reading

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Literacy assessments: the importance of reading with understanding

By Peter-Sam Hill, Education Consultant, Oxford Policy Management “Literacy stands at heart of the 2030 Agenda. It is a foundation for human rights, gender equality, and sustainable societies. It is essential to all our efforts to end extreme poverty and … Continue reading

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Countries, Experts and Agencies Meet to Measure Progress toward Education 2030

By Silvia Montoya, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics Given the time it can take to mobilize around development goals and establish effective monitoring systems to track progress, the 2030 deadline for the achievement of the global goal on … Continue reading

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Sharing, learning, leading: the E-9 countries and SDG4

With the advent of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), existing education partnerships are re-assessing how best they can pool their knowledge and efforts to achieve the ambitious global goal in education (SDG4). One of those partnerships is the E-9 … Continue reading

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Young people take over the UN to discuss Quality Education

Yesterday, almost 900 young people from over 85 countries took over the UN General Assembly for the UN Youth Assembly. The theme: Realizing the 2030 Agenda: Youth in Action looked at the role of young people in achieving the 2030 … Continue reading

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National learning assessments: there’s more to gain than valuable data

By Carmela Maria Salzano, International Development Consultant While the drive to benchmark global progress in improving education outcomes, and to increase the evidence-base for education policy making, has imbued the dialogue around monitoring SDG 4.1 with a strongly technical hue, … Continue reading

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Madrid meeting approves the indicators to monitor progress towards SDG 4 in 2017

By Silvia Montoya and Jordan Naidoo, co-chairs of the Technical Co-operation Group for SDG 4 – Education 2030 Indicators A crucial list of indicators for the achievement of the world’s global education goals was endorsed on Friday in Madrid. The … Continue reading

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