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Linking data to get results: India shows how countries can use their national assessments for global reporting

By Silvia Montoya, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) and Professor Hrushikesh Senapaty, Director, National Council of Educational Research and Training of India (NCERT) The international reporting of learning outcomes is a critical but complex undertaking at the … Continue reading

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Educating for the social, the emotional and the sustainable

By Andy Smart, Margaret Sinclair, Aaron Benavot, Jean Bernard, Colette Chabbott, S. Garnett Russell and James Williams Earlier this year, the UN Secretary-General reported that “the shift in development pathways to generate the transformation required to meet the Sustainable Development … Continue reading

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The kids are not completing

Why completion rates should be part of the SDG global indicator framework By Silvia Montoya, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, and Manos Antoninis, Director of the Global Education Monitoring Report The clock is ticking, with just over a … Continue reading

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Making evaluations work for education equality and inclusion

By Karen Mundy, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education International organizations typically have well-developed evaluation units, generating large volumes of evidence about their policies, programs and practices. Yet, while synthesis of evidence on international education development has evolved considerably in … Continue reading

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The Wrong Way to Educate Girls

By Manos Antoninis Getting girls into classrooms remains hugely important in some of the world’s poorest countries, and it can be achieved with targeted measures, say, to make their daily commute safer. But balanced school enrollment numbers are only the … Continue reading

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Ethiopia is making the fastest progress in primary completion in sub-Saharan Africa. How?

This week, we released new projections to 2030 for the global education goal, SDG 4, along with the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS). While not all projections can be drilled down to the country level, the completion rate projections can … Continue reading

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Education has many links with other sectors

The High-level Political Forum (HLPF) in New York has begun – the core moment in the global follow up and review mechanism of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Five goals are on the agenda this year, including SDG 4 for … Continue reading

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The world is off track to deliver on its education commitments by 2030

By Manos Antoninis, Director of the Global Education Monitoring Report, and Silvia Montoya, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics Without a shift from ‘business as usual’, the world will miss its goal of a quality education for all by … Continue reading

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Forgotten or ignored? Education gets no mention in the draft political statement for the UN High Level Political Forum

The zero draft of the political declaration of the High Level Political Forum (HLPF), taking place this year under the auspices of the General Assembly, has been released ahead of a consultation among UN Member States in New York today. … 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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