Today we take stock of the midpoint of the Sustainable Development Goal for education, known as SDG4. Promulgated in 2015, SDG4 aims to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all” by 2030. So how we doing? With me to answer this question are Karen Mundy and Leonardo Garnier.

Karen Mundy is a professor of Education policy and leadership at the Ontario institute of studies in education at the University of Toronto. She has recently written the piece SDG4 and State Capacity: The Missing Link. Leonardo Garnier is the special advisor to the UN Secretary General on Transforming Education and the former minister of education in Costa Rica. His new piece is entitled Education: Why not a race to the top?. Both pieces were published in a special issue of the International Journal of Educational Development.

Citation: Mundy, Karen, and Garnier, Leonardo, with Will Brehm, FreshEd, 358, podcast audio, July 1, 2024.