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The Cost of Ignorance Revisited: A Reply

By Silvia Montoya, UNESCO Institute for Statistics A blog in reply to ‘The Cost of Ignorance Revisited: Imitating the OECD or Learning to Be Critical?’ (12th April, 2017) It’s certainly a necessary and worthwhile pursuit to assess and validate findings … Continue reading

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The Cost of Ignorance Revisited: Imitating the OECD or Learning to Be Critical?

By Hikaru Komatsu and Jeremy Rappleye, Kyoto University, Japan. In February 2016, Director of UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) Silvia Montoya wrote a NORRAG blog entitled Measuring Learning: the Cost of Ignorance. The Director pointed out that five of the … Continue reading

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Education SDG Indicator on Learning Outcomes Gets a Major Upgrade

By Luis Benveniste, World Bank, and Silvia Montoya, UNESCO Institute for Statistics. There has been an important shift in the global measurement of learning. The Inter-Agency Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs) has decided to ‘upgrade’ SDG Indicator … Continue reading

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How to Reach a Consensus on Reporting Learning Globally

By Aaron Benavot, Global Education Monitoring Report, UNESCO, Paris. Carrying out national and cross-national learning assessments involves an enormous commitment of time, effort and resources. As such, they are most cost effective when they serve multiple purposes, which might also … Continue reading

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Aligning Key Initiatives in Monitoring Learning

By Luis Crouch, RTI, and Silvia Montoya, UNESCO Institute for Statistics. In a recent blog on this site, we noted that there is currently a global multiplicity of strong initiatives in generating better data on learning outcomes, oriented at Sustainable … Continue reading

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Calling All Partners: How to Diagnose and Treat Data Gaps that Threaten the Achievement of the Global Education Goals

By Luis Crouch, RTI, and Silvia Montoya, UNESCO Institute for Statistics. The gaps in education data have become a recurring theme in this blog. Indeed, most observers would agree that if data on education were a human body, it would … Continue reading

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UNESCO Institute for Statistics Charts a Course to Monitor the Education 2030 Agenda

By Silvia Montoya, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics and Dankert Vedeler, Co-Chair of SDG Education 2030 Steering Committee. Can the pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) really change the world for the better in just 15 years? … Continue reading

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