Category Archives: accountability

Save The Date: The 2017/8 GEM Report is due out 24 October, 2017

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. … Continue reading

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Poor quality learning assessments are crumbling under the weight of the decisions they inform

By Rachel Outhred, Education Consultant, Oxford Policy Management Much of the recent international discussion regarding the measurement of learning outcomes globally has been driven by the need to monitor Sustainable Development Goal 4 – ‘to ensure inclusive and equitable quality … Continue reading

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Liberia’s children deserve the best education

By: Dr. Saaim W. Naame, Dean of Education at the University of Liberia. Over the last twenty years, the people of Africa’s first modern republic, Liberia, have been through two civil wars and a major virus epidemic. The wars caused … Continue reading

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Partnerships with non-state providers need to be approached with caution

By Alina Lipcan and Ian MacAuslan Low levels of learning globally make for one of the most sobering statistics in education. In 12 out of 13 countries in South-Eastern Africa, fewer than 40% of students had mastered basic numeracy and basic … Continue reading

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Time to deliver: governments must make good on their commitments and Stand Up for Education

Global Action Week for Education, 23-29 April 2017 By Camilla Croso, President, Global Campaign for Education In 2015, the world committed to a Sustainable Development Goal to achieve equitable, inclusive and free quality education and lifelong learning for all. This … Continue reading

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What does accountability mean to you?

Behind the scenes at the GEM Report, as we started working on the 2017/8 Report, we spent many hours trying to distinguish the meaning of accountability from other related terms like responsibility and trust. We are a team of 22 … Continue reading

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#WhosAccountable? We want to hear from you!

In your country, how are governments held responsible for the promises they make on education? How big a role do private companies have in education in your country? Is anyone holding them to account? Do you think it’s fair for … Continue reading

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