In the frame of the UIS consultation on proposed post-2015 global education indicators, the Right to Education Project has published a paper on Applying Right to Education Indicators to the post-2015 Education Agenda. The paper argues that there is a need to introduce a human rights perspective to the post-2015 agenda and furthermore that the right to education indicators can give a fuller account of the progress made by States towards achieving the post-2015 goals.
While 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 individuals (rights-holders) enjoy their right and States (duty-bearers) fulfil their legal human rights obligations.
Human rights indicators can be categorised in three types: structural, process and outcome. While outcome indicators measure the enjoyment of the right to education, structural and process indicators measure the compliance of States with their obligations. All three types of indicators are important in monitoring progress towards the realisation of the right to education.