UNESCO Global Education Monitoring Report

About the Report:

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:

  • Progress on education in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with particular reference to the SDG 4 monitoring framework
  • The implementation of national and international strategies to help hold all relevant partners to account for their commitments, as part of the overall SDG follow-up and review process.

    The annual GEM Report is based on multiple sources of data, which enables it to provide a macro view of education issues. Through multiple communication channels, it reaches all regions of the world. It serves as a foundation for evidence-based advocacy to promote progress towards SDG 4, including by convening dialogue on education issues among key decision makers that can affect policy change.

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2023 Report: Technology in education: A tool on whose terms?

The 2023 GEM Report addresses the use of technology in education around the world through the lenses of relevance, equity, scalability and sustainability.

2021/2 Non-state actors in education

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.

2020 Report: Inclusion and Education

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.

Previous Reports

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