Category Archives: sdgs

It is time to upgrade the SDG 4 learning indicator for young children

By Silvia Montoya, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) We are on the cusp of a new phase in the global measurement of learning. For the first time, representatives of cross-national learning assessments have agreed on a set … Continue reading

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Refugee education deserves higher priority in aid – but so do the data on it

Today at the UNICEF headquarters, as part of events marking the United Nations General Assembly week, a high-level meeting on action for refugee education is being co-led by UNHCR and Save the Children. It is giving prominence to the findings … Continue reading

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DFID announces continued support to the GEM Report and the UIS

By Sarah Hennell, Department for International Development (DFID), UK The UK is leading the call for 12 years of quality education for all girls and boys.  But is it possible to measure the quality of education for all children? Is … Continue reading

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One more week until the application deadline for the GEM Report Fellowship

The deadline for proposals to become the first GEM Report Fellows is next Friday, 28 September. The expected start to the fellowship is January 2019. The new Fellowship programme, supported by the Open Society Foundations, aims to strengthen the evidence … Continue reading

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Is global education data heading toward fragmentation?

A month ago, an article in Devex described the risk of fragmentation posed by the explosion of new international education financing mechanisms– especially as the pool of funding remains constant. Yet, the risk of fragmentation does not seem to apply … Continue reading

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Charting the Pacific: the importance of national monitoring reports for mapping education trends and challenges in the region

In this blog, the Pacific Community’s Education Quality and Assessment Program explain the way they support governments from across the region in producing national education monitoring reports, and how improved data collection and analysis at the national level is essential … Continue reading

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A postcard from the HLPF in New York: Taking stock of the progress towards the 2030 Agenda

By Priya Joshi, GEM Report researcher Last Wednesday marked the end of the 2018 High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development in New York. The HLPF is the apex institution in the global SDG follow up and review architecture. Each … Continue reading

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