SDG 4 | Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
The SDG 4 Goal Profile uses a mix of global and proxy indicators (from thematic indicator set) to measure the progress as not all the global indicators are available in the region or the coverage of available global indicators are limited except for target 4.2 and target 4.c. For example, for target 4.1, only 19 countries have data for the global indicator whereas the proxy indicator – out of school rate for primary school-age children - has a coverage of 43 countries. The coverage of indicators used is high for targets 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.6 and 4.c, whereas the indicators for targets 4.4 and 4.a have limited coverage. Targets 4.7 and 4.b also do not have enough data to monitor the progress in the region. The UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) is the custodian agency for collecting, compiling, generating and disseminating SDG 4 indicators. The main source of data used for analyzing the progress come from UIS. For the purpose of this Goal Profile, UNESCAP received the data from UIS and made them available to UNESCO Bangkok and UIS-AIMS for analysis.