This indicator is proposed as an indicator for Sustainable Development Target 04.3 By 2030, ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university


1.4, 3.b, 5.b, 8.5, 8.6, 8.b, 9.2, 9.5, 10.2, 14.a



  • (i) UNESCO-UIS
  • (ii) UNESCO-UIS will compile the data collected in household surveys run by other organizations.

These indicators can be calculated from two different sources:

  • (i) administrative data from educational institutions (eg schools, colleges and universities) or
  • (ii) household surveys with specific questions/modules on education and training of those aged 15 years and above. The first of these is often limited to formal types of learning and usually does not cover TVET provided by employers or in other settings then educational institutions. The latter is most easily captured through surveys of individuals. This is expected to take 3-5 years to achieve.