Strengthening Peer Learning of Education Policies for SDG 4: The Role of Regional Organizations

This paper looks at an array of existing regional approaches to monitoring education systems and policies, as potential tools to evaluate and explain progress in the SDG 4 agenda. It may prove difficult for countries to contribute the information necessary to assess the strengths and weaknesses of their systems. Using regional organizations as an entry point may help address this challenge. This paper contends that it is members of regional organizations that are most likely to exchange information on their systems and reach consensus on purpose and policy priorities, prompted by in-depth national commitment and engagement.