Education is a fundamental human right and corresponds with Sustainable Development Objective 4 (ODS4). However, in Colombia as in other developing countries, there are people without access to education, as well as cases where in spite of its availability, education is not of a high quality for all. This situation presents great challenges, in response to which educational policy has sought to improve the coverage of the system, above all in transition and in middle and further education which still have low rates of school attendance, as well as seeking to improve the quality of services via different strategies and programmes.
In this field, Econometría has carried out various evaluations of alternatives to elementary and secondary educational supply, such as flexible educational models, rural education programmes, licensed elementary schools, fusion of educational establishments, as well as interactive strategies at different educational levels to reduce school drop-out rates. Furthermore, we have analyzed the results of school day expansion programmes. For higher education we have worked principally in areas related to funding and incentives.