Getting down to business: The Global Alliance to Monitor Learning

By Claudia Costin, Senior Director for Education at the World Bank, and Silvia Montoya, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics

This post was originally published on the World Education Blog


We have just launched the ‘go to’ initiative on the monitoring of learning worldwide: The Global Alliance to Monitor Learning. What and how children, youth and adults learn is at the top of the global education agenda, with Sustainable Development Goal 4 demanding inclusive and equitable quality education and the promotion of lifelong learning for all by 2030.  No fewer than five of its ten targets zoom in on learning outcomes, including  target 4.1, which covers children and adolescents, and target 4.6, which covers those aged 15 and above. Continue reading

We need more than numbers: Launch of SDG Monitoring – UIS Data Blog

Silvia Montoya, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, @montoya_sil

The success or failure of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will depend, very largely, on sound statistics. It is obvious that we’ll need quality data to track progress towards the goals from their launch in 2015 to their 2030 deadline. But we’ll also need it throughout the journey to tell us whether we’re going the right way or need to change direction. We’ll need comparable data to show policymakers what is working (and what is not), to keep them motivated and, whenever necessary, to hold them to account. Continue reading