The GEM Report team is pleased to announce that the 2017/8 Report, ‘Accountability in Education: Meeting our Commitments’ will be released on October 24, 2017. We can also reveal the Report’s front cover, which shows a girl protesting outside her school.
This Report tracks the world’s progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 4 and its targets. It also shows how important and relevant accountability is in education. It reminds us that education is a shared responsibility and that we all have a role to play in contributing to SDG 4.
When accountability works, there are clear lines of responsibility and a roadmap for taking action when problems arise. When accountability is absent or weak, negligence and abuse can take hold. And when accountability is badly designed, there can be negative side effects that can put the achievement of our global goal at risk.
The 2017/8 GEM Report will be launched at two major events being held in Nairobi, Kenya, and Brasilia, Brazil. As with every annual GEM Report, the 2017/8 report will also be launched in over 60 countries at national events involving Ministers, academics, civil society, donor partners, and youth. There will also be a live-stream for those wanting to follow the events online. You can stay abreast of launch events around the world by visiting the Events page.
The global launches will combine a presentation of the Report along with a high-level ministerial panel, interventions from representatives from key education stakeholders, and an interactive question and answer session on the Report and its recommendations.
You can join the conversation already by tweeting at @GEMReport, or by using the hashtags #WhosAccountable and #CountOnMe. You can also keep up to date with stories related to education and accountability on the GEM Report’s ‘Accountability in the News’ web page, where recent stories include a lawsuit in New Mexico that’s putting the state education system on trial, the arrests of parents and pupils for absenteeism in Uganda, and an update on the slow implementation of the right to education law in Pakistan.
The entire Report team cannot wait to share our findings with you.