Meet the SDG 4 Data: Measuring How Much Children Are Learning

By Silvia Montoya, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS)
This blog was cross-published by the Global Partnership for Education (GPE)

Let’s review indicator 4.1.1 on learning outcomes

In the recent introduction to this series of blogs, Everything you always wanted to know about SDG 4 data indicators… but didn’t know who to ask, I flagged a dilemma facing researchers and statisticians: how to translate technical processes around indicators into comprehensible measurement?

Never an easy task – but even harder if you have not been part of the discussions in which the indicators were developed from the very beginning. Continue reading

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About SDG 4 Indicators… But Didn’t Know Who or How to Ask!

By Silvia Montoya, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS)

This blog was cross-published by Norrag and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE)

New tools from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics chart a course for education stakeholders

One constant dilemma for researchers and statisticians is how to translate intricate technical processes, often emerging from intense scrutiny and discussion, into measures that are comprehensible and actionable for those who were not part of those discussions from the beginning.

What seems clear to those involved may seem baffling to those who have are coming to it for the first time. This holds true for monitoring progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) on education, which calls for a quality education for every child, right through primary and secondary education, by 2030. Continue reading

Across the Pacific: Building Effective Education Management Information Systems

Dr. Tufoua Panapa, Chief Executive Officer, Ministry of Education, Youth & Sports, Government of Tuvalu

This blog was also published by the Global Partnership for Education (GPE)

This week at the Asia-Pacific Meeting on Education 2030 in Bangkok, stakeholders will exchange ideas on how to transform learning. The first step lies in sound data systems to help governments respond to the demand for skills needed to achieve SDG 4.

The UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) works with countries the world over to help ensure that every education management information system (EMIS) is as good as it can possibly be. An effective EMIS is critical for education planning and policy implementation. However, building one is rarely, if ever, a simple task. Continue reading