SDG 4: Quality Education seeks to not only increase the number of children in school but to enhance the quality of education and boost learning outcomes. A good education is pivotal for successful lives and strong communities, but over 250 million school-aged youth around the world are not in school, and disparities in access to educational resources and outcomes remain strong.1  Without renewed efforts to address these challenges, many children will be left behind without the knowledge and skills to adapt to a rapidly changing world.

SDG 4 is further refined by targets that can be more readily translated into actions. These targets highlight the interconnected nature of the goals: For example, strategies to support Quality Education complement those that support SDG 1 (No Poverty) and SDG 5 (Gender Equality).

This SDG Brief highlights synergies that can come from providing access to products, services and systems that work toward providing Quality Education.