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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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Efforts to make disaggregated data available must continue in the Caribbean

Read in Spanish Nationally representative surveys that ask education-related and individual background questions in comparable ways over time are crucial for monitoring equity in education globally. Yet, 41% of countries, representing 13% of the population, have either not carried out … Continue reading

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Innovations in the assessment of learning proficiency in Africa

By Silvia Montoya, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS); Hilaire Hounkpodoté, PASEC Coordinator; and Martin Gustafsson, Researcher, Research on Socio-Economic Policy (ReSEP), University of Stellenbosch The Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) indicators dealing with learning proficiency have … Continue reading

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Learning crisis and girls’ education in Afghanistan

By M Niaz Asadullah, Professor of Development Economics at the University of Malaya, Malaysia A recent GEM Report blog based on WIDE data highlighted  Afghanistan as one of “the bottom ten countries for girls’ education” in three dimensions: (i) mean … 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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Benchmarks: the forgotten commitment for accelerating progress towards SDG 4

Time for a new year resolution By Silvia Montoya, Director, UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), and Manos Antoninis, Director, Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report The Education 2030 Framework for Action called on countries to establish “appropriate intermediate benchmarks (e.g. for 2020 … Continue reading

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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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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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Tell us what you think about inclusion in education

September is an important month for inclusion and education – the theme of the 2020 Global Education Monitoring Report due for release next April. Later this month, the International Forum on Inclusion and Equity in Education is being held in … Continue reading

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