Dear Media Colleague:
It is my pleasure to inform you that UNESCO New Delhi is planning to organize a national launch and panel discussion on the 2017/8 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report at 3 p.m. on Monday, 4 December 2017 at Auditorium Hall, UNESCO House, 1 San Martin Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, India. The theme of 2017/8 GEMR is“Accountability in Education”.
We are pleased to inform you that there is a strong content in the Report relevant to India; in fact, there are 28 specific mentions of India in the thematic section of the Report as well as several other instances in the monitoring section.
The 2017/8 GEM Report investigates accountability-related issues in education, analyzes how all relevant actors – the international community, government, teachers, schools and parents can provide education more effectively, efficiently and equitably and address global commitments to SDG 4. The thematic section of the Report focuses on the rationale, effectiveness and the intended and unintended consequences of different accountability frameworks in education. In addition to defining accountability in education, the Report also highlights seven approaches to accountability in education: financial, regulatory, professional, performance-based, market-oriented, participatory and national and global accountability. The GEM Reports would continue its assessment of progress towards SDG 4 and its 10 targets as well as other education related targets in the SDG agenda.
I am therefore writing to invite you to the forthcoming launch and panel discussion at 3 p.m. on Monday, 4 December 2017. (At the launch, we would have discussions and interactions focusing on specific sections within the Report (for example, high stakes testing or low fee private schools)).
I look forward to welcoming you at UNESCO House at 2:45 pm on Monday, 4 December.