Framework Development Updates for Monitoring SDG 4-Education 2030!
Updated indicator framework
SDG 4 encompasses 10 targets and 43 indicators, of which 12 are global indicators now. Three indicators have been updated and one new global indicator added. The added global indicator is for SDG 1 and measures the proportion of total government spending on essential services, including education. These changes have been in made in response to the scheduled 2020 revisions of the indicator framework after ongoing global consultations and needs for refinement of monitoring Education 2030.
The revision also upgraded the completion rate to the global list of indicators, which entailed a renumbering of the thematic set of indicators. The tables detailing the complete list of global and thematic indicators that will be used moving forward to monitor the education SDG can be found at: http://uis.unesco.org/en/news/details-revised-uis-sdg-core-system-indicators
Non-core indicators no longer produced
Those indicators which are not among the core education indicators will no longer be produced by the UIS. The UIS website will provide access to historical time series with discontinued indicators, but these indicators will not be updated in the future. The most recent values for discontinued indicators were those disseminated by the UIS in February 2020.
Tier 3 indictors not considered for global monitoring
In regards to global indicators, the Inter-agency and Expert Group on SDG Indicators (IAEG-SDGs), composed of Member States and including regional and international agencies as observers, is responsible for the indicator framework development as well as for its refinement and occasional revision. To facilitate the implementation of the global indicator framework, all indicators are classified by the IAEG-SDGs into three tiers based on their level of methodological development and the availability of data at the global level. As of July 2020, the global indicator framework does not contain any Tier 3 indicators.
- Tier 1: Indicator is conceptually clear, has an internationally established methodology and standards are available, and data are regularly produced by countries for at least 50% of countries and of the population in every region where the indicator is relevant.
- Tier 2: Indicator is conceptually clear, has an internationally established methodology and standards are available, but data are not regularly produced by countries.
- Tier 3: No internationally established methodology or standards are yet available for the indicator, but methodology/standards are being (or will be) developed or tested.
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The original article is available on the UIS website: http://uis.unesco.org/en/news/uis-sdg-core-indicators-refocusing-efforts-attain-sdg-4