Measure the progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Ret'Selisitsoe NKO, Edward
Lesotho Council of NGO's
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This report presents the results of an evaluation of the performance of Lesotho in the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 4: “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.” This evaluation is an initiative of The Lesotho Council of NGOs (LCN) under the auspicious support of OXFAM IBIS project “Education Out Loud”. LCN operates through sectoral commissions to ease coordination of alike members. Of the six commissions it has there is one that oversees issues related to education and other socio economic indicators of the country. The rationale to include education in LCN work emanates from the strong belief from LCN that human resource is the best asset any country has. Lesotho has committed to SDG 4, and through this report, a review of how Ministry of Education and Training, together with its mutual stakeholders and counterparts in education have progressed towards achieving the targets of SDG 4 is important. The report presents a broader overview to identify achievements and shortcomings. It also highlights cases of good practice and recommendations for the way forward. In particular, this report analyses progress through the lens of two related issues that have gained much greater attention in recent years: equity and inclusion. The evaluation aimed to provide evidence-based information that is credible, reliable and useful. This information was collected through use of mixed methods. The methods and approaches used to collect the data include desk review, stakeholder consultation meetings, individual in-depth interviews with key personnel in the Ministries that are key the implementation of the specific SDG4 and review of relevant and existing data on the indicators. In addition, the report documented the key issues and challenges in SDG4 Implementation.