Have your say in shaping the indicators to monitor the targets of the future education agenda

Share your views on how progress in education should be measured by taking part in a global online consultation from 17 November 2014 to 30 January 2015, organised by the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) and led by UNESCO.

The final proposal for what the indicators for education in the post-2015 agenda should look like will be submitted for endorsement at the World Education Forum in Incheon (Korea) in May 2015 (WEF-2015). The final document of the WEF-2015 will form the basis for discussions on the education targets of the sustainable development goals at the UN General Assembly in September 2015.

This online consultation is part of the run-up to the 2015 deadline, when the Education for All (EFA) goals and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will reach their conclusion. Several initiatives have already been undertaken to formulate a new set of goals and targets for the post-2015 education agenda, as well as the future global development agenda.

The Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals (OWG), which was appointed by the UNGA, released a proposal for the future development agenda which proposes 17 goals, one which is on education 

Closely aligned with the education goal and targets formulated by the OWG, the international education community has proposed a goal on education and seven targets in the Muscat Agreement

The challenge now lies in developing indicators to monitor the implementation of these targets.

In response, the TAG, coordinated by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) and including members from the EFA Global Monitoring Report, the OECD, UNESCO, UNICEF, and the World Bank, has prepared a document mapping potential indicators for each target.

The TAG document , which draws on the OWG, Muscat Agreement and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network , is now available for your comments.

Share your views!

You are invited to comment on each indicator or to provide responses to the following:

  • For each target, does the TAG document identify the best indicators that are most aligned with the concept and are already being tracked in a large number of countries?
  • What new indicators could be developed to be more closely aligned with the proposed targets and have the potential to be globally comparable?
  • For each target, please identify or propose the two most important indicators
  • Are there key issues that the document has not addressed in a satisfactory way or other issues that also need to be taken into consideration?

Please visit the UIS website for details on how to submit your comments. 

To ensure that the consultation is open to as many people as possible, we invite you to spread the word among your networks and social media, referencing #Education2015.

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