GPE in the News
Speaking at a panel on human capital organized by the World Bank, GPE Board Chair Julia Gillard said that providing children with an environment and an opportunity to learn comes with a massive price tag, as we are looking at changing education systems.
The Australian Government recognizes the importance of investing in girls’ education and has an ongoing commitment to be at the forefront of efforts promoting gender equality including by increasing its funding to GPE.
With the aim of discussing education policies that equip children and young people for a changing future, the G20 Education Working Group hold its first official meeting last week. The meeting was led by the Argentine and French ministers of education who reflected on the challenges of global education financing.
Liberia will launch a new data collection program to promote simultaneous data collection, validation, and data entry in Liberian schools. Jointly established by GPE and UNESCO, the new program aims to strengthen the capacity of the ministry of education on EMIS.
Today, about a third of countries don’t have data on learning in primary education and half don’t have it for secondary education. Citizens and civil society organizations should press countries to measure learning systematically as without data, the learning crisis remains invisible.