Author Archives: GEM Report

Sazhida runs a kindergarten for pastoralist children in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan during the summer

This content comes from our newly released interactive youth version of the 2019 GEM Report, presented today at the UN Youth Forum in New York. Jailoo kindergartens provide education for the children of pastoralist families who move to mountain pastures … Continue reading

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Just a political move or more? Additional pay-outs to the poorest students announced in Thailand

In late 2018, it was announced that about 600,000 students considered to be ‘very poor’ will receive an extra $24 per semester by the Equitable Education Fund (EEF), created by the government . Some question the timing of the announcement, … Continue reading

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Malaysia says it will redress the gender bias in its textbooks

Last year, social media helped call out an infographic being studied by nine year olds in a Year 2 health and physical education textbook in Malaysia showing that girls should protect their modesty or risk being shamed and having their … Continue reading

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Unlock education for everyone

By Tisha Verma, Save the Children 2019 is a critical year for children and young people everywhere. It’s critical in building a world where every child gets the chance to learn. The High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) in July in New York … Continue reading

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An e-textbook scandal rocks Antigua

A couple of weeks ago, the leader of the opposition in Antigua, Jamale Pringle, called for the resignation of the Minister of Education, Michael Browne. Why? The heat has been turned up over the matter of some 6,000 e-books due … Continue reading

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Turning the spotlight on those left behind to mark the first International Day of Education

By Manos Antoninis, Director of the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report and Silvia Montoya, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics On the first International Day of Education, the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) and the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) … Continue reading

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The GEM Report’s other new year’s resolutions in response to the consultation on the 2020 Report on inclusion

A new year, and an adjusted plan, this time thanks to the feedback provided during the consultation for the 2020 GEM Report on education and inclusion carried out during the second half of last year. No sooner has one GEM … Continue reading

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