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Goal 4 - Quality Education

Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning

Education is the key to sustainable development, improving overall quality of life and securing a successful future. In terms of access to education, great strides have been made, especially in regards to literacy.

Despite achieving goals of gender equality in primary education, many countries continue to struggle in implementing it at all levels of education. An estimated 57 million children don’t attend school, and more than half live in sub-Saharan Africa. 

Worldwide, over 100 million youth lack basic literacy skills, and most of them are female.

To reduce these figures, SDG 4 aims for all boys and girls to have access to primary and secondary education by 2030, and for males and females to have equal access to early childhood development programs and affordable tertiary education.

This goal aims to facilitate literacy and numeracy among youth, and equal opportunities for all people, regardless of gender or disability.

An Introduction to Goal 4

Written and created by our team in Phang Nga, Thailand

Our Data

Number of people taught through classes/workshops/training

Number of females receiving training or educational support

Amount of revenue spent on scholarships

Number of children under the age of 5 receiving support

Number of students supported in reaching age appropriate learning goals

Worldwide Data


Enrolment in primary education in developing countries

has reached 91 per cent but 57 million children remain out of school


More than half of children

that have not enrolled in school live in sub-Saharan Africa


An estimated 50 per cent

of out-of-school children of primary school age live in conflict-affected areas


103 million youth worldwide

lack basic literacy skills, and more than 60 per cent of them are women

Our Related UN Targets


By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and Goal-4 effective learning outcome.


By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys have access to quality early childhood development, care and preprimary education so that they are ready for primary education


By 2030, ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university


By 2030, eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples, and children in vulnerable situations

Recent Highlights & Achievements