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2020 GEM Report - Inclusion and education

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Graph of the week

Government education spending as a share of GDP has remained flat in the past 10 years

Current levels of government spending in low- and lower-middle-income countries fall short of the levels required to achieve the SDGs.

Statistics of the month

These statistics are taken from GEM Report materials.



of the poorest countries

failed to support learners at risk during the COVID-19 crisis

¼ of countries

have laws requiring children with disabilities to be educated in separate settings



have laws that help ensure full inclusion in education