Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 4: Quality Education

Quality Education

Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to creating sustainable development. In addition to improving quality of life, access to inclusive education can help equip locals with the tools required to develop innovative solutions to the world’s greatest problems.

Over 265 million children are currently out of school and 22% of them are of primary school age. Additionally, even the children who are attending schools are lacking basic skills in reading and math. In the past decade, major progress has been made towards increasing access to education at all levels and increasing enrollment rates in schools particularly for women and girls. Basic literacy skills have improved tremendously, yet bolder efforts are needed to make even greater strides for achieving universal education goals. For example, the world has achieved equality in primary education between girls and boys, but few countries have achieved that target at all levels of education.

The reasons for lack of quality education are due to lack of adequately trained teachers, poor conditions of schools and equity issues related to opportunities provided to rural children. For quality education to be provided to the children of impoverished families, investment is needed in educational scholarships, teacher training workshops, school building and improvement of water and electricity access to schools.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II

Tavistock Institute

1947 London UK N j


2006 Borstel F

Teach A Man To Fish

2006 London UK G

Teach For All



1954 Winnipeg MB Canada G

Teacher Education in Sub Saharan Africa

TESSA 2005 Milton Keynes UK G y

Teacher Education Policy in Europe

TEPE 2006 Amsterdam F

Teacher Network of Latin America and the Caribbean

KIPUS 2003 Buenos Aires Argentina F

Teachers Without Borders

TWB 2000 Seattle WA USA G

Teaching English for Specific Purposes

ESP Conference 2013 S c

Teaching for Change

1986 Washington DC USA N

TeamWork International

Kissimmee FL USA N

Tearfund Canada

1944 Markham ON Canada G

TearFund, Schweiz

1984 Zurich Switzerland G f


S c

Technical Cooperation Network among Veterinary Research and Diagnostic Laboratories in Latin America and the Caribbean

1983 Santiago Chile K

Technical University of Latin America, San Salvador

1981 La Libertad El Salvador G

TechSoup Global

1987 San Francisco CA USA F

Tecnalia Research and Innovation Foundation

Tecnalia 1993 Derio Spain G j

Teen Missions International

TMI 1970 Merritt Island FL USA N

Tennyson Society

TS 1960 Lincoln UK N

Tent Schools International

1987 Grand Rapids MI USA G

Teresian Association

1911 Madrid Spain R

ternYpe International Roma Youth Network

ternYpe 2010 Brussels Belgium F

Terre des hommes Foundation

Tdh Foundation 1960 Lausanne Switzerland F f

Terre des Hommes International Federation

TDHIF 1966 Geneva Switzerland F

Tertiary Education Facilities Management Association

TEFMA 2003 Hobart TAS Australia G

TESOL International Association

1966 Alexandria VA USA G

Tethys Research Institute

1986 Milan Italy G j

Teutonic Order

1190 Vienna R

Texas A and M International University

1969 Laredo TX USA G

Texas International Education Consortium

TIEC 1985 Austin TX USA G

Textile Education and Research in Europe

TEXERE 1988 Billericay UK K


1989 Paris France F


2005 Berlin Germany F

Thanks to Scandinavia

TTS 1963 New York NY USA N f

The African Borderlands Research Network

ABORNE 2007 Edinburgh UK F y

The African Capacity Building Foundation

ACBF 1991 Harare F fy

The Asfari Foundation

2006 London UK G f

The Australasian Corrosion Association

ACA 1955 Kerrimuir VIC Australia E

The Carter Center

1982 Atlanta GA USA G

the Chocolate Way

2013 Perugia Italy J

The Class Foundation

2011 Amsterdam Netherlands F

The Commonwealth Education Trust

CET 1887 London E

The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation

1956 London UK F f

The Dysmelia Network

DysNet 2009 Båstad Sweden D

The Electromagnetics Academy

EM Academy Cambridge MA USA G

The European Association for Gender Research, Education and Documentation

ATGENDER 2009 Utrecht Netherlands E

The European Law Students' Association

ELSA 1981 Brussels D

The European Nature Trust

TENT 2000 London G