Why is the data shared publicly?

In order to make progress toward SDG Target 4.1 – “ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable, and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes.” – UN Member States, Ministries of Education and the donor community need to understand the global education landscape. The SDG 4.1.1 indicator data is a critical tool for this.

UNESCO, the World Bank, USAID, and other donor organizations, in particular, rely on the data to understand where to allocate resources and offer support to countries (through MOEs, national examination councils and assessment units) to improve the teaching and learning process, the school environment and the overall quality of education.