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The 2020 UNESCO Global Education Monitoring Report

COVID-19 is a serious threat to aid to education recovery – launch of the GEM Report’s annual paper on aid to education.

A new policy paper by the GEM Report shows that total aid to education reached its highest ever levels in 2018, the latest available year. However, it estimates that global aid is likely to decline by up to US$2 billion from 2018 to 2022 as a result of recession caused by COVID-19, entailing a 12% drop in international support for education.

The paper, COVID-19 is a serious threat to aid to education recovery, calls for donors to provide flexible funding so that support to the sector can be realigned and help countries get back on track.

Download the paper, read our press release and share our social media materials.


All means All – launch of the 2020 GEM Youth Report

Earlier this month the GEM Report released its youth report on inclusion and education

The Report was launched by the GEM Report’s Youth Advisor Vivian Onano during the World Youth Skills Day official virtual event and at the UN Youth Assembly. It contains information about all the GEM Report's youth-related activities and calls for youth activists to work with the Report's messages and recommendations to advocate for more inclusive education systems around the world. 

Download the 2020 Youth Report and join the GEM Report’s youth network to keep updated on our latest youth activities and campaigns!


New GEM Report series putting a ‘spotlight’ on Africa

Earlier this month the GEM Report announced a new forthcoming ‘Spotlight Report’ series to support the monitoring of SDG 4 at the regional level.  The first in the series due out in 2022 will put the spotlight on Africa and examine the countries furthest behind from getting every child to school and learning. Produced in collaboration with regional partners the publication will provide accurate and impartial analyses and forecasts on basic education. The Spotlight Report series seeks to inform national education policy making and improve donor alignment in support of country education needs.

The new series was formally endorsed by Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, President of the United Nations General Assembly at the 2020 High-level Political Forum.


NEW Language versions of the 2020 GEM Report #AllmeansALL

The 2020 GEM Report summary is now available in 17 languages and counting.


GEM Report Events

Since the launch of the 2020 GEM Report the team has joined online events and discussions with dozens of partners including the Global Campaign for Education, SEAMEO, ADEA, Education International and the Teachers Task Force and SADC, amongst others. National launch events have already taken place in Switzerland, Latvia, Russia, Mozambique, Ireland and Palestine.

Upcoming events include:

26 July - World Bank global seminar -Pivoting to inclusion: leveraging lessons from the COVID-19 Crisis for learners with disabilitiesInformationWatch the event live

Early August – How can we ensure inclusive equitable quality education during COVID-19?The interactive webinar will examine the findings and recommendations from the 2020 GEM Report as tool for EiE practitioners responding to COVID-19.

Keep an eye on the GEM Report's events calendar for further details. 


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