2017/8 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report now available

Posted on behalf of UNESCO

The 2017/8 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report, Accountability in education: meeting our commitments, is now available.

The second in the GEM Report series shows that there remain major education problems around the world that accountability can help solve. Only 1 in 10 children in sub-Saharan Africa has basic reading skills. Around the world, 100 million youth cannot even read. One in seven primary school teachers are not trained. Millions continue to be taught in a language they don't speak at home. Meanwhile, the share of education in total aid has fallen for the sixth year in a row, and one in four governments do not meet the agreed education financing thresholds.

The Report looks at who is responsible for achieving our global education goal, SDG 4. It shows that calling on individuals and institutions to report how they tried to meet their responsibilities - a process commonly known as accountability - can help achieve an equitable education system of good quality.