The second edition of the Global Education Monitoring Report (GEM Report) presents the latest evidence on global progress towards the education targets of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

With hundreds of millions of people still not going to school, and many not achieving minimum skills at school, it is clear education systems are off track to achieve global goals. The marginalised currently bear the most consequences but also stand to benefit the most if policy-makers pay sufficient attention to their needs. Faced with these challenges, along with tight budgets and increased emphasis on results-oriented value for money, countries are searching for solutions. Increased accountability often tops the list.

The 2017/8 GEM Report shows the entire array of approaches to accountability in education. It ranges from countries unused to the concept, where violations of the right to education go unchallenged, to countries where accountability has become an end in itself instead of a means to inclusive, equitable and high-quality education and lifelong learning for all.

The report emphasises that education is a shared responsibility. While governments have primary responsibility, all actors – schools, teachers, parents, students, international organizations, private sector providers, civil society and the media – have a role in improving education systems. The report emphasises the importance of transparency and availability of information but urges caution in how data are used. It makes the case for avoiding accountability systems with a disproportionate focus on narrowly defined results and punitive sanctions. In an era of multiple accountability tools, the report provides clear evidence on those that are working and those that are not.

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Le rapport traite des questions et problèmes qui se posent en matière de droit à l’éducation à l’ère numérique, l’accent étant mis sur l’enseignement supérieur, et examine la question de savoir comment respecter les normes et principes qui sous-tendent le droit à l’éducation doivent être respectés dans le contexte de l’adoption des technologies numériques. Le rapport s’achève sur des recommandations tendant à garantir que l’utilisation des technologies numériques applicables à l’enseignement soit conforme aux obligations des États en matière de droit à l’éducation.



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El informe examina problemas y desafíos relacionados con el derecho a la educación en la era digital, haciendo especial hincapié en la educación superior. Examina cómo deben respetarse las normas y principios que sustentan el derecho a la educación aprovechando al mismo tiempo las tecnologías digitales. El informe concluye con recomendaciones para garantizar que la utilización de la tecnología digital en la educación esté en consonancia con las obligaciones de los Estados con respecto al derecho a la educación.