Pan-African High Level Conference for Education (PACE) 2018

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UNESCO and the government of Kenya convened key partners in Nairobi, Kenya between the 25th and 27th of April to discuss the possibility of strengthening partnerships so as to accelerate the implementation of SDG4 and Continental Education Strategy for Africa.


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Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) 2018 Annual Conference

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There was a launch event for the 2017/8 GEM Report Accountability in education: Meeting our commitments in:


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Fulfilling our collective responsibility: Financing global public goods in education

This paper argues that global public goods in education – such as internationally comparable data and statistics, basic research addressing the challenge of improving learning outcomes for sustainable development, and networks for peer learning – are in short supply, poorly funded and rarely coordinated. It calls on the international community to develop a joint vision and finance their provision sustainably to alleviate major constraints to achieving Education 2030 targets.


Bilal Barakat

Senior Policy Analyst

Senior Policy Analyst

Bilal Barakat joined the GEM Report team at the beginning of 2018 as a Senior Policy Analyst. His research interests and areas of expertise in the area of educational policy modelling and statistics include demographic, economic, and methodological aspects. Before coming to Paris, Bilal taught and researched these issues based principally at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. In addition, he regularly acted as a consulting expert for international development organisations.

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