Achieving the fourth Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 4) on education requires sound evidence and analysis to support policy-making, facilitate the sharing of good practice, and hold those responsible to account for fulfilling their commitments. The Global Education Monitoring Report (GEM Report) serves this purpose.
Established in 2002, the GEM Report is an editorially independent report, hosted and published by UNESCO.
At the 2015 World Education Forum, it received a mandate from 160 governments to monitor and report on:
The 2023 GEM Report addresses the use of technology in education around the world through the lenses of relevance, equity, scalability and sustainability.
The 2021/2 GEM report "Non-state actors in education" extends beyond provision of schooling to interventions at various education levels and influence spheres. Alongside its review of progress towards SDG 4, including emerging evidence on the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact, the 2021/2 Global Education Monitoring Report urges governments to see all institutions, students and teachers as part of a single system.
The 2020 GEM report ‘Inclusion and Education All means All’ assesses progress towards SDG 4 on education and its ten targets, as well as related education targets in the SDG agenda. The Report also addresses inclusion in education, drawing attention to all those excluded from education, because of background or ability.
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