Regional Expert and Consultative Meeting on the Training Manual for Monitoring SDG 4 and on Conducting the Regional Progress Review of SDG 4 in Asia-Pacific

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Regional Expert and Consultative Meeting on the Training Manual for Monitoring SDG 4 and on Conducting the Regional Progress Review of SDG 4 in Asia-Pacific

In order to strengthen capacities and systems of Member States in monitoring Sustainable Development Goal 4 on education (SDG 4) UNESCO Bangkok together with UNICEF EAPRO are jointly developing the regional “Training Manual on Monitoring SDG 4-Education 2030”[1] under the joint initiative of “Enhancing Statistical Capacities for Education – Towards Strengthening SDG 4 Monitoring in Asia and the Pacific” and as part of the Regional Roadmap for the SDG 4-Education 2030 Agenda in Asia and the Pacific (2015-2030)[2]. Compartmentalized into 6 modules, the training manual covers issues related to monitoring SDG 4, such as creating a national indicator framework for the development of national strategies for education statistics; improving the administrative data production system and utilizing household surveys to generate national data; and analyzing the data to provide evidence for informed policy-making and planning in the education sector and to report it at the global level.

Following the first UNESCO Bangkok and UNICEF EAPRO regional experts meeting in October 2017, the draft training manual has been tested since early 2018 in various regional and national workshops with positive responses, stating it to be a useful national capacity development tool for decision-makers and officials who are expected to engage with the SDG 4 monitoring processes.

The main purpose of this meeting is to acquire collective insights, advice and official participation from national and regional experts in education, statistics and monitoring, including officials from international organizations, such as UNESCO, SEAMEO, UNICEF and UNESCAP.

Note: This meeting is by invitation only.


[1] Building on the training material produced to help countries monitor the EFA indicators: UNESCO, 2011: Systematic Monitoring of Education for All: Training Modules for Asia-Pacific. Bangkok, UNESCO.

[2] To be published

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