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Why we need a Flagship Indicator for Education: all Children in School and Learning

By Bridget Crumpton, the Education Commission, and Silvia Montoya, UNESCO Institute for Statistics. For the past year, we have been pushing for more and better data to help ensure that no-one is left behind – a key objective of the … Continue reading

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Unfinished Business in Global Education

By Nicholas Burnett, senior fellow, Results for Development Global education is not in good shape. There is too much unfinished business. I draw attention to four such areas, making no attempt to be comprehensive but rather focusing on topics of … Continue reading

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Transversal Competencies and their Assessment: Perspectives from the Asia-Pacific

By Ramya Vivekanandan, UNESCO Bangkok. In today’s world, there is a growing sense that the real purpose of education is not only to produce learners who are literate and numerate.  Instead, the complex times in which we live make additional, … Continue reading

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For Global Learning Metrics, Ask Cognitive Scientists

By Helen Abadzi, College of Education, University of Texas at Arlington. The December of 2016 brought worrisome messages to many Ministries of Education.  The 2015 PISA and TIMSS[1] scores were publicized.  Despite efforts, Latin American countries have low scores, as … Continue reading

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A Global Offer for Learning: Rewards for Testing and Educational Progress

By William Savedoff, Centre for Global Development. Developing countries spend $1 trillion annually on education and receive $13 billion in foreign aid, according to a recent report, The Learning Generation: Investing in Education for a Changing World. While that means … 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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