Global Education Monitoring Report 2020

Inclusion and Education - All Means All

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This publication assesses progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) on education and its ten targets, as well as other related education targets in the SDG agenda. It addresses inclusion in education, drawing attention to all those excluded from education, because of background or ability. The report is motivated by the explicit reference to inclusion in the 2015 Incheon Declaration, and the call to ensure an inclusive and equitable quality education in the formulation of SDG 4, the global goal for education. It reminds us that, no matter what argument may be built to the contrary, we have a moral imperative to ensure every child has a right to an appropriate education of high quality.



Statistical tables

Table 1 presents basic information on demographic and education system characteristics as well as on domestic education finance. Tables 2–7 are organized by each of the seven SDG 4 targets (4.1–4.7) and three means of implementation (4.a–4.c). The tables mainly focus on the SDG 4 monitoring framework of 42 internationally comparable indicators: 12 global and 30 thematic indicators. The UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) reported on 33 of the 42 indicators in 2019 (Table I.1).2,3 The tables also include additional indicators, such as transition from primary to secondary education and student mobility, which are not formally part of the SDG 4 monitoring framework.


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