Meet the SDG 4 data: Indicators on school conditions, scholarships and teachers

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Date: 12 Sep  Silvia Montoya, UNESCO Institute for Statistics | Story Source: GPE/ UIS ~ Go to Original Article

The blogs in this series have examined the indicators that measure progress towards the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4), from learning outcomes to education that promotes sustainable development.

In this final blog, we focus on three indicators that are key to ensure a quality education for all. First, the availability of schools where children can learn in safe conditions. Second, the availability of scholarships for students from developing countries. Third – and very importantly – the availability of trained teachers.

Let’s begin with target 4.a on the school environment: build and upgrade education facilities that are child, disability and gender sensitive and provide safe, non-violent, inclusive and effective learning environments for all. Indicator 4.a.1 examines…