Category Archives: Finance

COVID: A complex crisis that has magnified existing vulnerabilities in Nepal

By Priyadarshani Joshi, GEM Report The current situation is one of a combined health, economic and political emergency In Nepal, a country where hundreds of thousands receive higher education abroad, the first two confirmed COVID cases were linked to higher … Continue reading

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Covid-19: How is Greece coping with school closure?

As with other countries around the world, Greece has faced two main challenges in its response to the coronavirus pandemic: delivering distance education and managing the postponement of examinations. Other challenges have also appeared, which show that no one approach … Continue reading

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Drawing links between economic status and education outcomes from ASER 2019

By M. Afzan Munir Economic well-being affects a child’s education achievement in multiple ways. Studies have shown that a family’s socioeconomic status positively contributes not only towards a child’s educational attainment, but towards their academic performance as well.  ASER Pakistan … Continue reading

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What are the financial implications of the coronavirus for education?

How long is a piece of string? You might be asking, looking at the question this blog is asking. And to some extent, you’d be right. In these early days of the outbreak, it is as yet unknown how long … Continue reading

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Private sector participation in education: where it occurs, and why

By Antoni Verger, Adrián Zancajo, Clara Fontdevila The privatization of basic education is a global phenomenon, growing in all corners of the world. As a pre-cursor to a larger discussion on this issue to be featured in the 2021 GEM … Continue reading

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Education Progress – the GEM Report’s new online interactive tool exploring progress made towards SDG 4

To mark International Education Day, the Global Education Monitoring Report has launched a new online interactive tool, Education Progress. Available in seven major languages, the site brings together data from various producers, notably the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, to explore … Continue reading

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What role do foundations play in education?

How much are foundations investing in education and where? Who are the main beneficiaries and what difference are they making in education? These are just three of the questions that the GEM Report and the OECD Global Network of Foundations … 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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Remittances well exceed aid as the most important external finance source for poor countries: let’s make the most of them

Next month, the GEM Report will release the breakdown of global aid figures for education in its annual policy paper. But the signs do not look good. ‘Poorest countries bear the brunt as aid levels fall for second successive year’ … Continue reading

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New Financing for Sustainable Development Report argues “action is needed at all levels” including on education

The 2019 Financing for Sustainable Development Report (FSDR) of the Inter-agency Task Force, whose fourth edition was released today, reviews the global financing landscape to make recommendations for governments. It puts special emphasis on the five Sustainable Development Goals under … Continue reading

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