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2020 GEM Report - Inclusion and education

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Graph of the week

The global challenges of poverty and inequality affect education

Despite progress in reducing extreme poverty, especially in Asia, it affects 1 in 10 people. Children are more at risk, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, where extreme poverty affects 49% of children, accounting for 52% of extremely poor children globally.

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