In Search of Common Ground for Learning Indicators – From Local to Global

For 10 consecutive days in October, I travelled across Hamburg, Karachi, Islamabad, Muzzafarabad (AJK), Rahim Yar Khan, Bahawalpur, Multan, Muzzaffargarh and Lahore. The purposes of my travel included chasing a consensus for globally-agreed learning indicators, initiating the 2018 Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) assessments and overseeing accelerated learning gains for out-of-school adolescent girls.

How Civil Society Can Supply Rigorous Data for the SDGs: The Citizen-Led Assessment Approach

When the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were drafted in 2015, there was broad agreement that the new global goals needed to evolve from measuring increased access, investment in infrastructure and reporting average learning gains, to measuring learning with a focus on the most disadvantaged children. The focus on ensuring that no child is left behind is crucial.

Meeting of the Technical Advisory Group on Culture Satellite Accounts

The Institute, in partnership with the UN Statistics Division, has been mandated to develop the methodology to measure the economic contribution of culture, which can be collected through Culture Satellite Accounts. An agreed-upon framework would enable the role of culture in the economy to be compared globally.

During this meeting, technical experts will review methodological issues, learn about experiences in Japan and identify the next steps of the project.

Educational Prosperity: Looking Beyond Equality to Equity

The educational prosperity framework that I introduced in a recent blog provides an essential structure for understanding the holistic and cumulative ways that children develop, learn and thrive. The benefits of the framework are hardly theoretical: they provide an important and practical guide for ways that monitoring data can—and should—be used to create smarter and more effective policies to help young people thrive. 

The Educational Prosperity Framework: Helping Countries Provide Foundational Learning for All

On World Teachers Day, this blog presents an assessment framework, called Education Prosperity, that can be used to track the success of teachers, families, communities and public institutions in developing children's cognitive skills and their social, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being.

Prochaines réunions de l’Alliance mondiale pour le suivi de l’apprentissage et du Groupe de coopération technique sur les indicateurs de l’ODD 4 – Éducation 2030

En tant que source officielle des données de l’ODD 4, l’ISU travaille avec les pays et les partenaires pour parvenir à un consensus autour du nouveau programme de mesure tout en élaborant les indicateurs, les normes et les outils nécessaires pour suivre les progrès accomplis et aider les pays à améliorer la qualité et l’utilisation de leurs données dans le cadre de leurs efforts pour atteindre leurs objectifs de développement durable.