Category Archives: Equity

Why have countries committed to development targets they might never reach?

It seems a strange decision for any country, let alone all, to sign up to a global commitment they know they will never reach. End Hunger? Eradicate poverty? Are these lofty goals really possible? In the next 15 years? Exactly … Continue reading

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It’s a little bit early to celebrate International Literacy Day

We have now officially moved from talking about whether someone is ‘literate’ or not, to discussing how proficient their literacy skills are.  This is a significant step forward, which we should celebrate today – International Literacy Day. But we don’t yet … Continue reading

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Education needs to fundamentally change if we are to reach our global development goals

The new Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report by UNESCO, released this morning, shows the vast potential for education to propel progress towards all global goals outlined in the new Sustainable Development Agenda (SDGs). But, if education is to fulfill that … Continue reading

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How to include all in monitoring the global goal in education SDG4?

By Aaron Benavot, Director of the GEM Report It’s tough to cover this issue in a blog. It’s something we cover extensively in the next GEM Report due out on September 6th. But it’s also something I presented on today … Continue reading

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Reaching All Children with Education: Lebanon’s national education response strategy to the Syria crisis

By Lebanon’s Ministry of Education and Higher Education In Lebanon, the five years since the beginning of the Syria Crisis have had a significant impact on its people and its institutions. With an estimated 1.5 million Syrian refugees now hosted … Continue reading

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Gender bias is rife in textbooks

By Aaron Benavot, Director of the GEM Report and Catherine Jere, University of East Anglia Today, on International Women’s day, we are investigating the persistence of gender bias in textbooks, and reminding policy makers that until it is addressed girls’ … Continue reading

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Good news: Gender equality due to make its way into the global education indicators

This blog celebrates the expectation that there will be a new indicator proposed to monitor target 4.7 on sustainable development and global citizenship from the one currently listed in the reports by the Inter-Agency and Expert Group. Moreover, it is expected that … Continue reading

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