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How we could triple the availability of textbooks

Our first new policy paper as the GEM Report is out today and shows how altering the textbook market to a more centralised finance model could take up to $3 off the price of each book. Combining this approach with … Continue reading

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Join in: What’s the #EducationWeWant?

It’s a new year, and we have a new name – The Global Education Monitoring Report (GEM Report). To celebrate the change, we’re launching a new campaign using our logo as an interactive visual. We want to know which of … Continue reading

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Introducing our Spanish-Language World Education Blog/Blog de la Educación Mundial

Today, we’re launching the “Blog de la Educación Mundial“ for our Spanish speaking audience with a focus on Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) as well as the concerns of Latin American policy makers, researchers and analysts. The new blog will containing … Continue reading

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The GMR is now the GEM report: Global Education Monitoring Report

It’s a new year, and we’re introducing our new name! As from today, we are formally becoming the GEM Report: the Global Education Monitoring Report. It is now officially ‘post-2015’ and a new set of international goals and targets are in place. … Continue reading

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Tanzania abolishes secondary school fees. But does anything come for free?

It is extremely good news to hear that the United Republic of Tanzania has cancelled school fees at the secondary level. This new policy aims to free families from any fees and contributions to education for 11 years of schooling. … Continue reading

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A Global Alliance to Monitor Learning (GAL)

By Silvia Montoya, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, @montoya_sil @UNESCOstat No single organization can produce all of the data needed to monitor Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 – which covers a wide range of issues from learning outcomes … Continue reading

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Girls continue to draw the short straw.

Today we are celebrating International Day of the Girl Child and are launching the Gender Summary from the GMR 2015. It shows, yet again, the extent to which girls face the greatest challenges in accessing basic education. The theme of the … Continue reading

Posted in Adult education, Africa, Arab States, Asia, Basic education, Developing countries, Early childhood care and education, Equality, Equity, Gender, Learning, parity, Post-2015 development framework, sdg, sdgs, Sustainable development, Teachers, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments