Guidelines for Data Collection to Measure SDG 4.7.4 and 4.7.5

Andrés Sandoval-Hernández, Maria Magdalena Isac, Diego Carrasco, Daniel Miranda

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In an effort to promote robust and comparable measurements of SDG 4 in this Decade of Action as nations strive to meet education targets, the UIS has spearheaded a methodological program on learning outcomes. Drawing from the program designed and implemented by the UIS, the Guidelines for Data Collection to Measure SDG 4.7.4 and 4.7.5 is authored by Andres Sandoval-Hernandez, Maria Magdalena, Diego Carrasco and Daniel Miranda. The document provides guidance to apply a recently developed strategy to assess two indicators that embody tolerance, respect and sustainable development, namely:
• Indicator 4.7.4: Percentage of students in lower secondary education showing adequate understanding of issues relating to global citizenship and sustainability
• Indicator 4.7.5: Percentage of students in lower secondary education showing proficiency in knowledge of environmental science and geoscience
Following a thorough review and endorsement by the UIS’ Technical Cooperation Group on the Indicators for SDG 4-Education 2030 (TCG), the measurement strategy has since been applied to the last cycles of TIMSS, PISA and ICCS to produce scores to measure Indicators 4.7.4 and 4.7.5 for 60 countries. While this marks a significant achievement, it is important to acknowledge that two thirds
of UN members have yet to participate in these assessments. To promote wider
participation among UN members, this document serves as a robust and easy-to-use set of guidelines offering detailed technical guidance for countries on how to collect the data necessary to produce the information to measure and monitor SDG Indicators 4.7.4 and 4.7.5. Notably, these guidelines will aid in the production of information that is comparable with that of the 60 countries for which this data already exists.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationMontreal
PublisherUNESCO Institute for Statistics
Number of pages164
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2021


  • SDGs
  • global citizenship
  • Sustainability
  • ICCS
  • ILSA
  • measurement

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