18 July 2017
The Global Education Monitoring Report (the GEM Report, formerly known as the Education for All Global Monitoring Report) is an editorially independent, authoritative and evidence-based annual report published by UNESCO. Its mandate is to monitor progress towards the education targets in the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) framework. The substance of the GEM Report is developed and its quality assured by an experienced team under the leadership of the GEM Report Director.The GEM Report is a singular, comprehensive, analytical and authoritative reference for the global follow-up and review of education. With 13 reports produced since 2002, the Report has acquired extensive experience in monitoring and policy analysis and a global reputation for excellence, covering themes ranging from inequality, gender and teaching and learning to conflict, literacy and early childhood care and education.
The report aims to inform and to influence national, regional and international policies in education, including in areas of financing and aid, through an authoritative, evidence-based review of progress and a balanced analysis of the most critical challenges facing countries and other stakeholders. The publication carefully examines the details of an ambitious agenda for education reform. Decision-makers – ministers, policy-makers, parliamentarians and education planners – are a prime audience.
Just as crucial is the broader constituency of civil society groups, including teacher associations, non-governmental organizations, university researchers, youth networks and the media. By enriching understanding of education issues, the report is a springboard for debate, knowledge-sharing and advocacy.
Global, regional and national launches organized throughout the year in all world regions generate strong press coverage and local interest. In addition to these events, launches are increasingly accompanied by policy seminars to engage decision-makers and parliamentarians in debates on the report’s key messages and recommendations. The report’s findings are also shared during ministerial meetings, international academic conferences, training courses for education practitioners and in seminars involving governments, donors, NGOs, researchers and teachers. They are also disseminated through the media and social networks.
Summaries of the GEM Report are available in the six UN languages (English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Russian) as well as several others (including Bangla, Bahasa Indonesia, German, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Portuguese, Thai and Vietnamese). The full report is also available in the official UN languages. All versions, together with background papers and statistical data are viewable on this website.
Original Language: English
Other languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish
Collation: 535 p., illus.
Publication year: 2016
Read GEM Report 2016 (English)