Author Archives: GEM Report

New paper: Teachers need support to better help migrant and refugee students suffering from trauma

The number of migrant and refugee school-age children around the world has grown by 26% since 2000. Eight years on from the beginning of the Syrian conflict, a new paper released today and at an event in the Netherlands looks … Continue reading

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“If comprehensive sexuality education can happen in Pakistan, it can happen everywhere.”

By Aisha Ijaz, Aahung, Pakistan I work on reproductive health for an organization called Aahung in Pakistan. For over 20 years now, we have been developing and advocating around comprehensive sexuality education, or, as it is called here, Life Skills … Continue reading

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#FaceTheFacts: It’s time to bust the myths on comprehensive sexuality education

Comprehensive sexuality education is an essential part of a good quality education that improves sexual and reproductive health, argues Facing the Facts, our newest policy paper out today jointly with UNESCO. Released at the Women Deliver Conference during an event … Continue reading

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Forgotten or ignored? Education gets no mention in the draft political statement for the UN High Level Political Forum

The zero draft of the political declaration of the High Level Political Forum (HLPF), taking place this year under the auspices of the General Assembly, has been released ahead of a consultation among UN Member States in New York today. … Continue reading

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The learning assessment market: pointers for countries – part 2

By Silvia Montoya, Director, UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) and Luis Crouch, Senior Economist, RTI International [1] In a previous blog, we argued that the market for learning assessment is very inefficient and therefore warrants public action. As things stand: More than … Continue reading

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Aid to education falls slightly in 2017, shifts away from primary education

In 2017, aid to education totaled US$ 13.2 billion, down 2% or US$288 million compared to 2016. The figures analysed by our team show that the level of aid to education continue to stagnate, growing by only 1% per year … Continue reading

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Global Action week for Education: Civil society urges citizens to claim their right to education

By Global Campaign for Education The Global Action Week for Education (GAWE) is a flagship event for the civil society education movement.  Since 2003, this annual week of action led by the Global Campaign for Education has successfully chosen topical … Continue reading

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