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The Pressure is On! Powering Ahead with the Technical Cooperation Group for SDG 4 – Education 2030 Indicators

By Silvia Montoya and Jordan Naidoo, Co-Chairs of the Technical Cooperation Group for SDG 4. The pressure is on! This is the conclusion of the recent meeting of the Technical Cooperation Group (TCG) on SDG 4 – Education 2030 Indicators. … Continue reading

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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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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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Agenda 2030 – SDG4 Education 2030 – One Year On: Challenges and Opportunities

By Jordan Naidoo, UNESCO, Paris. It is just over a year ago on September 25, 2015 when global leaders adopted Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.  Some … Continue reading

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Did EFA Leadership and the Global Monitoring Report Contribute to UNESCO’s Legitimacy during 2000-2015?

By D. Brent Edwards Jr., University of Hawaii. With regard to its work in education, UNESCO came into the 2000s hoping to address the issues of legitimacy that had beset it in the preceding decades. From the 1970s onward, UNESCO … Continue reading

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