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The power of radio in Sierra Leone: ensuring no child is left behind

By Dr David Sengeh, Minister of Basic and Senior Secondary Education of Sierra Leone and Chair of the Advisory Board for the GEM Report I was only a few months into my new role as Sierra Leone’s Education Minister when … Continue reading

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One-third of countries are not taking action to help children catch up post COVID-19

By Manos Antoninis, Director, Global Education Monitoring Report and Silvia Montoya, Director, UNESCO Institute for Statistics. According to a new UNESCO, UNICEF, World Bank and OECD global survey of national education responses to COVID-19 school closures done in collaboration with … Continue reading

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Early childhood education should be compulsory and inclusive

This morning, a new policy paper, Right from the Start, reminds countries of their SDG 4 commitment to ensure that all girls and boys have access to quality early childhood development, care and pre-primary education so that they are ready … Continue reading

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Education from the Jhuggis (Shanty Towns) of Karachi, Pakistan

By Muhammad Aqeel Awan and Muhammad Fiaz Virk, researchers with ASER Pakistan, at Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA). “I study in class seven … Mathematics is my favorite subject.” We were not expecting to hear these words when we stepped out to explore … Continue reading

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Trash Hack: young people rethink waste in their schools, homes and communities with UNESCO

By Giulia Ceriani, UNESCO Each year the world generates over two billion tonnes of waste. Trash clogs our oceans, fills our streets and litters huge areas of the planet. Waste and over consumption are both contributors to the climate crisis. … Continue reading

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Join our cartoon competition on school choice launched in partnership with the Cartoon Movement

This year, for the first time ever, the GEM Report is launching a cartoon competition in partnership with the Cartoon Movement, a global platform for editorial cartoons and comics journalism with a community of over 500 cartoonists in more than 80 … Continue reading

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Despite progress, segregated education persists in Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia

English / Español Today, the regional edition of the GEM Report on inclusion and education in Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia has been released in Russian, with an executive summary version produced in almost 30 regional … Continue reading

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What role can schools play to end violence and sexual harassment?

🔊 Listen to this blog By Manos Antoninis Effective sex education programmes can help combat sexual violence in school and in society. When will it be safe for a woman to walk herself home at night without the threat of … Continue reading

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Children with disabilities can learn…and the pandemic should be no barrier!

By Rita Crespo Fernandez, Humanity & Inclusion 🔊 Listen to this blog Khursaid, who lives in Nepal, is in the 4th grade. He can only see when using glasses and has been using them since he was two. During the … Continue reading

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Introducing five new GEM Report Fellows for 2021

English / Español We are pleased to announce five new fellowship appointments for the GEM Report for this year. The new fellows for 2021 responded to a call for research proposals that would:  utilize the GEM Report’s data resources, notably … Continue reading

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