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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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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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Measuring Learning: the Cost of Ignorance

Silvia Montoya, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics Let’s be honest. For the past few months, we – the international education community – have been celebrating the victory in getting governments to adopt the ambitious Sustainable Development Goal 4 to provide inclusive … Continue reading

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Rethinking Education: Towards a Global Common Good? UNESCO’s New Humanistic Manifesto?

By Maren Elfert, University of British Columbia, Canada. UNESCO’s Education Sector launched Rethinking Education: Towards a Global Common Good? on 4th November 2015 during the 38th session of UNESCO’s General Conference. The report represents the outcome of the deliberations of … Continue reading

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