The Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report is an annual, evidence-based report hosted and published by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) since 2002. Its mandate is to report on progress in education in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially SDG 4 on education, and the implementation of the strategies outlined in the Education 2030 Framework for Action.
The 2020 GEM Report will focus on inclusion in education. Previous GEM Report themes include education and the SDGs (2016), accountability (2017/8) and migration and displacement (2019).
The Agency is working alongside UNESCO and the Network of Education Policy Centres (NEPC) to produce the regional edition of the 2020 GEM Report on inclusion and education in Central and Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia.
The Central and Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia report team will carry out research on issues of inclusion and education across the region. The aim is to impact national education policies in the region and strengthen the implementation of SDG 4 through outreach, dissemination, communication and advocacy activities.
The report will investigate the common obstacles to the implementation of inclusive education strategies in the region, and the policy solutions that are being implemented. It will examine how government sectors and stakeholders can co-ordinate their efforts in order to overcome exclusion. It will also explore the monitoring of inclusive education and exclusion at both individual and system levels in the region, and how inclusive education is financed.
The report team will collect information from countries on seven key elements of education systems, which can act as barriers or opportunities for inclusive education:
- Laws and policies
- Governance and finance
- Curricula, learning materials and assessment
- Teachers and support staff
- Communities, parents and learners.
Analysis of this information will highlight policy trends, opportunities and challenges, as well as possible areas for further investigation. The report will also provide country examples of key issues highlighted in the report.
The Regional report is due to be launched in December 2020. Find out more about the 2020 GEM Report on the GEM Report website.