Series of SDG4 indicators among newly released UIS education data

Series of SDG4 indicators

Series of SDG4 indicators among newly released UIS education data

The UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) has released updated data for education that include a series of newly developed indicators to support the monitoring of Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG4) and the Education 2030 Agenda.

Among these is SDG indicator 4.5.4, which provides a breakdown of expenditure per student by level of education and source of funding (government and households). In particular, this indicator sheds light on the extent to which households are shouldering the costs of education – including tuition fees, textbooks and other materials – as well as hidden costs, such as uniforms, for example.

In line with UIS’s commitment to open data, the UIS Data Centre offers more than 3,785 indicators and data from 1970 and onwards. The Data Centre also provides global and regional averages and totals on a range of issues, from early childhood educational development programmes to tertiary and adult education. The latest data covers 2015, with 2016 the reference year for a small number of countries. The UIS education database is updated twice a year.

The UIS is the official source of international education data. The newly released data will be featured in flagship publications and databases, such as the World Bank’s World Development Indicators, UNICEF’s State of the World’s Children, UNESCO’s Global Education Monitoring Report and the United Nations Statistical Division’s the SDG Progress Report, among many others.

  • To explore the latest available statistics, visit the UIS Data Centre
  • To generate quick charts for reports, blogs and websites, visit the UIS homepage and select “View Indicators” to see a selection of indicators by theme

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