The Advisory Board

The Advisory Board of the Global Monitoring Report is composed of representatives from UN multilateral agencies, bilateral agencies, non-governmental organizations, civil society groups and networks, individuals from developing countries with an expertise in basic education issues, and directors of UNESCO institutes. It meets once a year to provide guidance and feedback to the Report team. Topics covered range from the outline of upcoming editions to the overall development of the Report, future themes and communications strategies.

The Boards composition reflects the joint ownership of the Report and the commitment to make the promotion of education for all a broadly shared endeavour.

Consult the GMR response to the 2014 External Evaluation which was presented to the Advisory Board in June 2014.

The Advisory Board Members

Namesort descending Job title and organisation
Aaron Benavot Director, EFA Global Monitoring Report
Andreas Schleicher Deputy Director for Education and Special Advisor on Education Policy, OECD’s Secretary-General
Arne Carlsen Director, UNESCO institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL)
Baela Jamil Director of Programs, Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi Pakistan
Bente Nilson Senior adviser, Education Section Department for Global Health, Education and Research, Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)
Camilla Croso President, Global Campaign for Education (GCE)
Denis Sinyolo Education International
EFA Global Monitoring Report Team EFA Global Monitoring Report Team Members
Fanny Gazagne Chargée de mission Education et développement, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, France
Hendrina Doroba Chairperson, Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE)
Hirokazu Yoshikawa Courtney Sale Ross Professor of Globalization and Education, New York University Steinhardt
Hugh McLean Director, Education Support Program, Open Society Foundations
Jeffrey Sachs Director, The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management,Columbia University (USA)
Jesper Andersen Senior Adviser/ Development Policy and Global Cooperation, DANIDA, Denmark
Jo Bourne Global Chief of Education, UNICEF
Julia Dicum Deputy Director, Education Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, Canada
Jussi Karakoski Senior Education Adviser, Department for Development Policy, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Finland
Karen Mundy Chief Technical Officer, Global Partnership for Education
Kartikeya Sarabahai Director, Centre for Environmental Education, India
Kimberly Kerr International Development and Education Consultant, The Mastercard Foundation
Luis Benveniste Education Sector Manager, East Asia Pacific World Bank
Mmantsetsa Marope Director, International Bureau of Education (IBE)
Mr Bradley Samargya Chief Learning Officer, Ericsson
Myongjin Kim Director of the Education and Health Team, Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)
Paula Nolan Development Specialist Policy, Planning and Effectiveness Unit, Department of Foreign Affairs, Irish Aid
Petra Kavunenko Director of the Education Thematic Group, Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID)
Qian Tang Assistant Director-General for Education
Rob Whitby Deputy Head, Education Policy Team, Department for International Development, DFID, United Kingdom
Roland Lindenthal Education Division, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany
Ronald Siebes Social Development Department, Education and Research Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands
Santiago Cueto Country Coordinator, Grupo de Análisis para el Desarrollo (GRADE, Peru)
Sara Ruto Uwezo, East Africa
Selim Jahan Director of Poverty Practice, United Nations Development Programme
Silvia Montoya UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS)
Stellan Arvidsson Hyving Department for International Organisations and Thematic Support, Swedish International Development Co-operation Agency (Sida)
Suzanne Grant Lewis Director, International Institute for Education Planning (IIEP)
Therese El Hachem Dean of Education, Lebanese University in Beirut
Valérie Liechti Education Policy Adviser / SDC Education Focal Point Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, SDC