Sida hosts launch of two global education reports
On December 11, the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) hosted the launch of the World Bank's 2018 World Development Report and UNESCO’s Global Education Monitoring Report (GEM). The focus of both reports and the discussions that followed was on the ‘global learning crisis’ and the need for improved accountability on equitable education. To date, the focus within education has been on enrollment and attendance, two indicators that have seen great improvements. However, the challenge now is to ensure that students in poor settings are receiving quality education.
Sida’s Director General Carin Jämtin made opening and closing remarks, emphasizing that Sweden will be maintaining a high level of financial commitment at the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) replenishment conference in February 2018.
Website - Sida (in Swedish)
News article - Dagens Nyheter (in Swedish)