Right to Education Indicators
Education is a right with corresponding obligations for duty-bearers. Compliance must be assessed and monitored with appropriate indicators. Traditional development indicators evaluate education as a basic human need to be checked against development goals; right to education indicators aim to measure the extent to which States fulfill their legal human rights obligations.
The Right to Education Project’s indicators are based directly on the norms and standards of international, regional and national law - indeed, this is what makes them uniquely human rights indicators and distinguishes them from other more traditional education indicators. Yet, they also build on the collective learning of the education community and the experience of practitioners. This double-sided approach builds a needed bridge between development and law.
This major research project focuses on mapping out, developing and applying a disaggregated list of indicators. Building consensus around them is crucial for monitoring progress on education rights, developing advocacy strategies, and guiding social mobilisation.
Background to the Project's indicators