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Using Open-Source Data to Track School Access in Africa

SDGs Today wants your help to map school locations in Africa In 2017, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) reported that six out of ten students did not reach minimum proficiency levels (MPLs) in writing and mathematics by the time they finished primary school.  In Sub-Saharan Africa,

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Paraguayan Rural Youth Face Barriers to Educational Access

Mapping the spatial relationship of schools to secondary school-aged youth in Paraguay points to students in rural communities as the most distanced from schools Although Paraguay has made significant progress in expanding educational opportunities for youth, they still have much headway to make in SDG 4: Promoting a Quality Education.

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SDG Policy Initiative’s work in Paraguay

The SDGPI has been working closely with the Paraguayan government to evaluate their subnational progress towards the SDGs and design policy initiatives to fill the gaps The Agenda 2030 imposes unique challenges to each nation that demand policy solutions on multiple fronts. Setting the best initiatives to fill the gaps

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Land Use Policy for a More Sustainable San Diego

Local policymakers looking to address local goals of increasing housing and congestion while also achieving the SDGs can prioritize land use in the area surrounding light rail stations in San Diego As the urgency to address climate change increases at the global level, pressure is building to reduce greenhouse gas

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