"Participation rate in organized learning (one year before the official primary entry age)": [consider participation rate of specific "age" for all countries (i.e.. 4 or 5 yrs)/ Use UOE questionnaire- UNESCO-UIS]

This indicator is proposed as an indicator for Sustainable Development Target 04.2 By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys have access to quality early childhood development, care and pre-primary education so that they are ready for primary education.




UNESCO-UIS from administrative sources. UNICEF and others from household surveys. UNESCO-UIS will convene an interagency group of experts to develop common methodologies for, initially, completion and participation indicators derived from household surveys. UNESCOUIS will compile data from household surveys conducted by other organizations

This indicator can be calculated from two different sources:

  • (i) administrative data from schools and other centres of organized learning or
  • (ii) household survey (eg MICS, DHS, national surveys). The first of these is often limited to formal types of learning and hence may not cover the full range of learning opportunities. It may also double-count children participating in more than one programme in different settings. (The UIS survey currently collects data on both early childhood educational development and pre-primary education by single year of age from 2 years upwards.) The latter may require some adaptation to cover the youngest children and also the full range of learning opportunities. This is expected to take 3-5 years to achieve. Data for the age-group 3 and above is currently available from MICS/DHS for about 60 developing countries.