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Global Education Meeting commitments in the wake of COVID-19: where do we stand?

By Silvia Montoya, Director, UNESCO Institute for Statistics Since the first school closures in March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has presented education systems with unprecedented challenges. The declaration of the Global Education Meeting (GEM) in October 2020 captured the concerns … Continue reading

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Visualizing education systems around the world

By Manos Antoninis, Director, Global Education Monitoring Report and Silvia Montoya, Director, UNESCO Institute for Statistics The International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) was established in the 1970s and updated in 1997 and 2011 to categorize information on education systems … Continue reading

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Climate strikes by school children, which erupted in 2019, continue

šŸ”Š Listen to this blog In the middle of the pandemic, the worldā€™s youth has not lost its focus on the planetā€™s biggest challenge. School children in Germany are setting up a political party,Ā Klimaliste, standing in local elections. The party … Continue reading

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Prepared for the Future: A new indicator that combines completion with learning

English / EspaƱol New global indicator will provide a simple, comprehensive measure of progress towards the education goal, SDG4. By Silvia Montoya, Director, UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) and Manos Antoninis, Director, Global Education Monitoring Report The Sustainable Development Goal … Continue reading

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South Asiaā€™s progress in tracking basic numeracy with a new assessment

By Steffi Elizabeth Thomas, Senior Research Associate, Pratham Education Foundation-ASER Centre, India and Waqas Imran, Data Analyst, Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA), Annual Status of Education Report (ASER), Pakistan There has been a global shift in focus towards the quality of education under … Continue reading

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Act now to reduce the impact of COVID-19 on the cost of achieving SDG4

English / EspaƱol Next week, finance ministers are being convened by the United Nations Secretary-General to look at financing in the era of COVID-19 and beyond.  It is critical that they see education as key to the recovery from the … Continue reading

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Introducing a new online tool: Profiles Enhancing Reviews in Education (PEER)

English / EspaƱol Yesterday, along with the launch of the 2020 GEM Report on inclusion and education, we also launched a new website, PEER, to support the monitoring of national education laws and policies. It provides systematic, comprehensive information on … Continue reading

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The world post-Covid-19 might be the world pre-Incheon ā€“ or even pre-Dakar

English / EspaƱol By Sheldon Shaeffer, Chair, Board of Directors, Asia=Pacific Regional Network on Early Childhood (ARNEC) Post-Covid-19, the world will not be the same for a very long time. Life may be so different that there might not even … Continue reading

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Looking at school sanitation in sub-Saharan Africa on Hand Hygiene Day

Hand hygiene is the one certain weapon we have against coronavirus. In high-income countries, as we wrote about this morning, multiple reports are emerging of teachers concerned that schools are going to re-open without sufficient hygiene management in place. In … Continue reading

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Coronavirus also has implications for data collection on education

Questions around Covid-19 and education arise in the short, medium and long term. Right now, it is important to understand how to support teachers, parents, and students to mitigate the impact of school closures, especially for the most vulnerable Later … Continue reading

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