GMR 2013: Teaching and Learning for Development

Teaching and Learning for Development: Share your views on the 2013 EFA Global Monitoring Report [If you are not comfortable writing in English, you can post in any other UN language (русский, 中文, français, العربية, Español) and we’ll translate it for you]

The 2013 Education for All Global Monitoring Report will show why education is pivotal for development in a rapidly changing world. It will explain how investing wisely in teachers, and other reforms aimed at strengthening equitable learning, transform the long-term prospects of people and societies.

We are keen to hear your views on the topic, and so are running an on-line consultation for four weeks beginning on November 26. The GMR team is particularly keen to hear your thoughts on the focus and potential messages of the Report in the three areas noted below, and possible data analysis and case studies that could provide good examples on issues to be addressed. The views of researchers, teachers, governments, non-governmental organizations, aid donors, and anyone with an interest in education and development are extremely welcome. The team would also appreciate advice on data and research which can help inform the Report.

Please post your contributions as comments to this blog, providing web links to research reports, policy papers, evaluations, and other documents or datasets which you think would be useful for the GMR team.

If you would rather email your comments, or have attachments of documents or data that you would like to share with the GMR team, please send them directly to with #teachandlearn as a subject heading.

As this note (also available in French and Spanish) outlines, through a review of existing research and innovative data analysis, the 2013 Report will provide evidence-based policy recommendations in three inter-connected parts:

  • Part 1 will provide the annual stocktake on progress towards the six Education for All goals. With just two years until the goals expire, it will review the relevance of the goals for a post-2015 education framework. In particular, it will assess the potential for equity-based targets post-2015.
  • Part 2 will present data in new and innovative ways to show how more education and better learning for all children and young people, regardless of their background, whether their gender, wealth or where they live, contributes to a broad range of development outcomes. It will identify in particular the relationship between education and development outcomes that are anticipated to be part of the international agenda after 2015.
  • Part 3 will explain how investing wisely in teachers, and other reforms aimed at strengthening equitable learning, can transform the long-term prospects of people and societies.

Thank you for your time and interest in our Report – we look forward to hearing from you!

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