The Right to Education Index

Tracking Progress Against Sustainable Development Goal 4
Sep 15, 2017 10:00 AM ET

Originally published by: Global Engagement Forum: Online

As of 2013, 59 million children are still missing out on primary school—and not because they’re playing hooky. Although the Millennium Development Goals and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have prompted increases in primary school enrollment worldwide, gaps remain in achieving the right to education for all, particularly related to education quality and completion of secondary education. For youth entering the workforce, the gaps result in limited employable skills. Given current education trends, youth unemployment rates will continue to grow at critical rates.

In response to national shortcomings to secure the right to education for all, RESULTS Educational Fund developed a participatory action research approach to monitor the right to education’s fulfillment. From 2013 to 2015, 90 civil society members from 30 countries representing 67 organizations met to discuss and consult on the development of a standardized Right to Education Index (RTEI).

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