About PEER

Profiles Enhancing Education Reviews (PEER) provides systematic and comprehensive descriptions of countries’ education legislation and policies related to the themes of the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report. Data collection for each chapter is driven by a thematic framework, which draws on the concept note for every edition of the GEM Report.

Education profiles have a global geographical coverage. Following the theme of the 2020 GEM Report, Education profiles have been developed on inclusion in education according to the Framework for data collection. They have been complemented by the Education profiles on financing for equity.

They aim to facilitate peer learning and policy dialogue between countries on issues central to SDG4 and to explore key trends in education. The information complements the printed edition of the Global Education Monitoring Report, enabling users to gain an insight into the countries’ enabling environment for the investigated theme. 

About the Global Education Monitoring Report

The Global Education Monitoring Report is an editorially independent annual report hosted and published by UNESCO. According to the Education 2030 Framework for Action, it has the mandate to monitor progress on education in the SDGs and on the implementation of national and international education strategies to help hold all relevant partners to account for their commitments.

Education Profiles sits alongside two sister websites run by the Global Education Monitoring Report: Education Progress, and the World Inequality Database on Education (WIDE), the latter of which is in partnership with the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS). The first of these brings together data from various producers to explore the progress made towards SDG 4, the global education goal. The second brings together data to compare education outcomes at the country and regional level by intersecting disadvantages such as wealth, gender, and ethnicity and location.

→ Visit the GEM website

About Sustainable Development Goal 4

In September 2015, at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit in New York, Member States formally adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The agenda contains 17 goals, one of which, SDG 4, is to ‘ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all’. SDG 4 has seven targets and three means of implementation.

→Visit the targets and associated monitoring frameworks