Author Archives: GEM Report

Did you know? There are just as many boys out of school as girls

This Sunday is International Father’s Day. What better time than this to shine the education spotlight on boys. Because, I’ll bet many of you do not know that there are just as many boys out of school as girls. While … Continue reading

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Developing world leaders agree education is their top priority

New research just released by AidData funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development; and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation contains the findings of a survey among 3,500 leaders working in … Continue reading

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Countries need to prepare teachers better to teach about our impact on the environment

It’s World Environment Day. Another opportunity for global campaigners to rally around the need for stronger commitment to stop the human impact on the planet before it is too late. Another day for policy makers to be challenged as to … Continue reading

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Helen Clark speaks of education’s ‘intrinsic and enabling value’

The third GEM Report Advisory Board meeting took place last week. The GEM Report was honoured to welcome Helen Clark as new Chair of the Advisory Board. Former Prime Minister of New Zealand, Ms Clark was Administrator of the United Nations … Continue reading

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Let’s not forget the role of parents in education!

Today is Global Day of Parents, named as such by the United Nations as a mark of appreciation for the commitment of parents towards their children. Let’s not forget, of course, that parents, extended families and communities are the first … Continue reading

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Aid to education reached an all‑time high in 2016

A new policy paper released by the GEM Report shows that aid to education has reached its highest level since records began. Between 2015 and 2016, it grew by US$1.5 billion, or 13%, to a record US$13.4 billion. This is … Continue reading

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Ending the practice of banning pregnant girls from schools

Though most countries have signed and ratified international treaties that uphold gender equality, this commitment is not always sufficiently clear where education is concerned. In many places, discriminatory practices that keep pregnant girls out of classrooms continue to exist. It … Continue reading

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