The adoption of the Incheon Declaration at the World Education Forum (WEF) in May 2015 and of the Education 2030 Framework for Action at the WEF in November 2015 jointly express the commitment of governments and the international community to work together toward ‘ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all’ by 2030.
The year 2023 represent the ‘midway mark’ for implementing our commitments to fulfilling the collective Education 2030 Agenda, and in that regard, participants of the 2nd Asia-Pacific Regional Education Minister’s Conference (APREMC-II) confirmed that the Asia-Pacific region will conduct a Midterm Review of SDG 4. Member States in the region will assess progress made towards achieving SDG 4 targets and other education-related SDG targets at the national level since 2015. The Midterm Review will also help highlight good practices and draw salient lessons and prospects for education in the future aimed at renewing and elevating country commitments to SDG 4. At the same time, the Review should also examine existing and emerging challenges and opportunities – taking into special consideration the post-pandemic context – to design an effective learning recovery for all, and to thoroughly transform education and its systems.
Why a Midterm Review?
In light of post-COVID-19 recovery, the Midterm Review will not only assess progress made towards SDG 4, but will also serve as a solid foundation for learning recovery and the transformation of education and its systems.
The Midterm Review will help Members States to: