The most crucial part of it is to ensure education, and the key principle of leaving no one behind, is kept in focus through the inclusive and equitable principles. Continued lifelong learning opportunities are another part of the goal, going beyond basic education.
The quality dimension of education is very hard to measure, but inclusive and equitable education is generally in place in the developed world, and also mostly in place in China by 2030. Hence, the main challenge towards 2030 is in BRISE and ROW.
China, OECD, and USA score green on all three indicators: basic education, equal access to higher education, and literacy. BRISE scores red, yellow, and green on the three indicators, and gets a yellow score, in total. ROW has two red and one yellow score and gets a red score in total.
Understanding the score
Five regions: USA, OECD (excl. USA), China, BRISE (Brazil, Russia, India, South Africa and 10 other emerging economies), ROW (rest of the world).
Green light: Goal likely to be reached.
Orange light: Goal not likely to be reached, but more than 50% of the gap between today's status and the goal is likely to be closed.
Red light: Goal not likely to be reached, and less than 50% of the gap between today's status and the goal is likely to be closed.