Sustainable Development Goal 04 - Quality Education

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all : Access to education has improved, shown through increased attendance levels in early childhood, primary and secondary school in the Pacific region. Goal 4 highlights the need to focus on improving the quality and relevance of education and cognitive learning outcomes, since literacy and numeracy improvements have not made the expected gains for all. There is also a renewed focus on lifelong learning with early childhood care education and post-secondary education and training needing priority attention; The quality of educational facilities in some countries in the region, especially for girls and students with disabilities, is below standard.

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Alternate Identifier
  • Minimum proficiency level (4.1.1)
  • Children developmentally on track (4.2.1)
  • Participation rate in organised learning (4.2.2)
  • Participation rate in formal and non-formal education and training (4.3.1)
  • Population with ICT skill (4.4.1)
  • Gender parity index for achievement (4.5.1)
  • Low to high socio-economic parity status index for achievement (4.5.1)
  • Rural to urban parity index for achievement (4.5.1)
  • Gender parity index of trained teachers (4.5.1)
  • Gender parity index for participation rate in organised learning (one year before the official primary entry age) (4.5.1)
  • Proportion of population in a given age group achieving at least a fixed level of proficiency in literacy and numeracy skills (4.6.1)
  • Extent to which (i) global citizenship education and (ii) education for sustainable development are mainstreamed (4.7.1)
  • Schools with access to electricity (4.a.1)
  • Schools with access to computers for pedagogical purposes (4.a.1)
  • Schools with access to basic drinking water (4.a.1)
  • Schools with basic handwashing facilities (4.a.1)
  • Schools with access to the internet for pedagogical purposes (4.a.1)
  • Schools with access to single-sex basic sanitation (4.a.1)
  • Total official flows for scholarships, by recipient (4.b.1)
  • Trained teachers (4.c.1)
Version 2.0
DCAT Type dataset
Publisher Name SPC
Topic Official Statistics