Video On Demand

Sustainable Development Goal 4: Quality Education

October 30, 2019 • 1:00 – 2:30 pm EDT
Please join us on October 30th for a discussion on Sustainable Development Goal #4: Quality Education.
Education plays an important role in achieving many of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and SDG 4 aims to ensure inclusive and equitable, quality education and to promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. Yet, 262 million children and youth were not in school in 2017. Even more troubling, 750 million adults were illiterate in 2016, two-thirds of whom were women. Improving the education systems in low and middle-income countries has been a focus of the development community for years. Given the emergence of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, developing country governments must also prepare their citizens for the workforces of the future and leverage new leapfrog technologies. 

This event is part of a series CSIS is doing on the SDGs made possible by general support from Chevron. So far, we have hosted events focused on the role of the private sector, SDG 5: Gender Equality, SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions, and SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals. You can find the link to all the events here.
Daniel F. Runde
Senior Vice President; William A. Schreyer Chair; Director, Project on Prosperity and Development
Deputy Assistant Administrator in the Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment (E3), USAID