Global Education Monitoring Report Fellowship
The Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report, formerly known as the Education for All Global Monitoring Report (GMR), is an editorially independent, authoritative, and evidence-based annual report that monitors progress in education in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which have been adopted as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with special focus on SDG 4 on education. Its mandate was established in the Incheon Declaration of the World Education Forum in May 2015. The Education 2030 Framework for Action defined this mandate for the GEM Report as the mechanism “for monitoring and reporting on SDG 4 and on education in the other SDGs” and for reporting “on the implementation of national and international strategies to help hold all relevant partners to account for their commitments”.
The Report is funded by a group of governments, multilateral agencies and foundations. It is hosted and published by UNESCO and is widely recognised as an indispensable advocacy and technical tool serving the international community. It draws on the latest data and on evidence from a wide array of sources leading to recommendations on how to accelerate progress towards achieving the international education targets. Each report has two parts: one focusing on monitoring the international education targets and one focusing on a theme, which is selected jointly with its Advisory Board. The themes of the last three reports were education and the other development goals (2016), accountability (2017/8), migration and displacement (2019). The current 2020 report is on inclusion and education, the 2021 report will be on the role of non-state actors in education, and the 2022 report will be on technology, innovation and the future of education. In addition to the main report, the team also produces the summary, the youth version, the gender review, four to six policy papers per year, and the World Inequality Database on Education (WIDE). It also commissions about 40 background papers per report cycle.
Description of the Fellowship
Fellows will be selected among applicants from research institutions, government agencies or professional organisations. Candidates with a doctoral degree, who are familiar with quantitative research methods and experience in national-level policy-making and who have published work in scientific journals are encouraged to apply. Selected fellows will be invited to work with the GEM Report team for a period between six months and one year, of which one month will be spent on site at UNESCO headquarters in Paris. The fellowship is nonrenewable
Research proposals will be selected according to their originality, potential to influence the international education agenda, and scientific rigour. Proposals should aim to produce one background paper for the GEM Report team, which would be either linked to the forthcoming report and its theme or to other projects that support the Report’s objectives. The outputs may also include other deliverables, ranging from databases and programmes to materials to communicate the findings and help reach out to policy makers at the national, regional or global level. Preference will be given to proposals with a clear comparative element.
The GEM Report includes financial support for the research work undertaken to support the GEM Report, a return flight and a one-month per diem allowance in Paris”
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