SDG 4 – Education 2030 Agenda

What has actually transpired globally, regionally and nationally since the SDG4 was confirmed in the UN General Assembly? Following the goal and target agreement for 2030, the question immediately became: ‘What next?’ How would these new targets be achieved? How would they be measured, and which indicators would be used? How would they be financed? Since the SDGs are aspirational global goals, a key issue became if, and how, they would be translated into national and international policies around the globe over the coming years.

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Find below the most recent NORRAG content on the topic of SDG4 and the Education 2030 Agenda:


“International Education Development Challenges and Agenda 2030”: Key takeaways on Youtube

7 May 2017 in Jinhua – Launch of NORRAG News 54 in China and international seminar on the Belt and Road initiative and Agenda 2030

NORRAG News 54 is now available in Arabic: “Education, Training and Agenda 2030: What Progress One Year On?”


2017: Reshaping the Landscape for International Policies and Cooperation in Education and Training by Kenneth King

Agenda 2030 – SDG4 Education 2030 – One Year On: Challenges and Opportunities by Jordan Naidoo

Do the SDGs Matter? A Teacher’s View By Desmond Bermingham

Education and Work’s New Lease of Life: The End of Post-2015 and the Start of 2030? By Kenneth King

Education, Training and Agenda 2030: What Progress One Year On? By NORRAG

Education SDG Indicator on Learning Outcomes Gets a Major Upgrade by Luis Benveniste

Everything is in Place to Track Global Progress on Education: Except the Data by Silvia Montoya and Dankert Vedeler by Silvia Montoya

Financing Education and All the Other SDGs: Global Taxation is Needed by Steven J. Klees

Innovative Financing for Education: Interesting Ideas or Actionable in Education 2030? By Saba Saeed By Saba Saeed

Lost in Translation? Is the Road to an SDG Heaven – or to the Other Place – Paved with Inadequate Global Indicators? By Kenneth King

Might the Ambitious Targets for Post-Basic Education Further Delay Achievement of Universal Basic Education Beyond 2030 in Sub-Saharan Africa? By Birger Fredriksen

Pakistan’s Educational Foresight and Alignment with the Education SDG by Sajid Ali

Presentation by NORRAG at UKFIET 2017 on the Contribution of Large Scale Assessments to the Monitoring of SDGs by Patrick Montjouridès

Quality Education – at all Levels – for Everyone? Education in the Outcome Document on Post-2015 Development Goals By NORRAG

SDG? What is That? By Claudio de Moura Castro

SDG 4 Data: Investing Millions Today Will Save Billions in the Future by Luis Crouch and Silvia Montoya

The Education Commission Report: Will We Achieve EFA and the Education SDG? By Steven J. Klees

The Education SDG and Leaving No One Behind: Training Teachers Matters by Monica Mincu By Monica Mincu

The Glass is Half Full! Technical and Vocational Education and Training and the Sustainable Development Goals By Salim Akoojee

The Governance of Education and Training Agenda 2030 and Beyond: Perspectives from Sub-Saharan Africa by Peliwe Lolwana

The Governance of Education and Training: Agenda 2030 and Beyond by Radu Barua, Laetitia Houlmann and Velibor Velibor Jakovleski

The Need for an SDG Demonstration in Education: Why Wait Till 2030? By Steven J. Klees

The Pressure is On! Powering Ahead with the Technical Cooperation Group for SDG 4 – Education 2030 Indicators by Silvia Montoya and Jordan Naidoo

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Education and Decent Work By Myles A Wickstead

The 100-year Background and History of the 33 Lines in the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) and Targets for Education By Kenneth King

Time to Think Outside the Box: Buy-Downs as an Education Financing Option by Arjun Upadhyay and Nicholas Burnett

UNESCO Institute for Statistics Charts a Course to Monitor the Education 2030 Agenda by Silvia Montoya

What will happen to the Education Christmas Tree in January 2016? Global Governance and the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goal for Education By Robert Palmer

What’s Missing from the Education SDG Debate? By David Levesque

Without a Proper Financing Plan, Let’s Kiss the Education SDG Good Bye By Charles Aheto-Tsegah

Why we need a Flagship Indicator for Education: all Children in School and Learning By Bridget Crumpton and Silvia Montoya

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