The UIS presents the electronic Atlas with data for Education 2030

The Unesco Institute for Statistics UIS presented the electronic Atlas for Education 2030 that gathers all the available data in order to monitor the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG4) regarding education. This original initiative covers access to education, quality of the offered education and the academic results achieved by children and young people.

By means of a series of interactive maps, the electronic Atlas presents world and thematic indicators for each of SDG4’s goals, as well as provisional indicators for data not yet available.

The maps, which are automatically updated as soon as the new information is received, present the main conclusions related to learning equity and education quality, for example, by means of an illustrated description of the basic levels of competence in reading and arithmetic, the rates of finishing studies from grade school to the third cycle, the percentage of children with no schooling, the funds assigned for the education of each student  and the availability of qualified teachers are shown. The Atlas also examines gender inequality, the pertinence of what is taught, safety in schools and the number of adults enrolled in grade school programs.

The volume containing all the necessary references related to education.

The electronic Atlas was designed to contain all the necessary references related to education. With only pressing the computer keyboard a couple of times, anyone – from an expert in statistics to the most average person – can examine data related to the basic notions on computer science in Turkey, for example, or the situation of bullying in Namibia. It is also possible to adapt each map and share it on the social networks, download it and insert it on websites, blogs, presentations and expositions. Thanks to this graphic approach, countries can easily examine the data and use the indicators in order to produce their own monitoring frameworks.

The electronic Atlas is an “evolutionary work” since the new information is added as soon as it is made available. For example, five of the SDG4 targets are related to the measurement of learning, for which there still doesn’t exist a framework agreed upon by consensus which would permit the production of indicators that could be compared at an international scale. In response to this shortage, the UIS works together with a wide range of associates in order to produce data by means of initiatives such as the Global Alliance to Monitor Learning and the Technical Cooperation Group on the indicators for SDG4 for Education 2030.

The electronic Atlas directly reflects the UIS’s mandate to produce data that can be compared at an international scale, necessary to monitor progress and, in the last instance, to achieve SDG4.

Consult the electronic Atlas for the Education Agenda 2030