SDG 4 “Quality Education”, the Cornerstone of the SDGs: Case Studies of Pakistan and Senegal
Arnaud Diemer, Faheem Khushik, Abdourakhmane Ndiaye

In fifteen years, sustainable development has become embedded in national strategies and the reports of major international institutions (OECD, World Bank, UNDP, etc.). It is expressed both in the context of education for sustainable development (UNESCO Decade for education and sustainable development 2005-2014) and in the context of indicators which can measure the progress achieved. The MDGs, and now the SDGs, continue to be the subject of particular attention. States are trying to achieve the targets set by the 17 MDGs by 2030, the UNDP aims to help countries which have difficulty staying on course, and NGOs are working to understand the challenges associated with these new goals. Among the SDGs, SDG 4 Education Quality is of the highest importance. Beyond the fact that education is a key variable in a country's development, SDG 4 is positioned as a key factor for change, a change which is more qualitative than quantitative because it assumes that sustainable development (and its education) leads to real changes in individual behavior.

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