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GEM Report wants to hear from you!

Share your views via our surveys and the online consultation for the 2019 Report on migration and education.

2019 GEM Report Consultation:
Share your views


We have just opened the online consultation for the 2019 GEM Report, which will look at the issue of migration and education. This will cover both voluntary and involuntary migrants in host and home communities. 

The concept note discusses the issues in detail that the 2019 Report intends to address.

Specifically the 2019 GEM Report will explore a few key questions:
A. Does migration accelerate or hamper progress in access to education? How?
B. How do migration patterns influence quality education?
C. In what ways do policies focusing on educational equity and inclusiveness improve educational outcomes among migrants and refugees?
D. In what ways can the voices of migrants improve our understanding of how migration and education are interlinked?

Please share your views and research via our consultation, open now until 22 May. The concept paper is available in: EnglishFrançais, Español, 中文 (中国), العربية.

Governments can't keep pace with the fast growth of students

A new paper written by the GEM Report and the International institute for Educational Planning (IIEP), shows that, since 2000, the number of students in higher education has doubled to 207 million, and the demand for higher education is only going to keep rising. But this rapid growth is out-pacing available resources, which often results in the cost of higher education falling to households, many of whom cannot afford it.

The SDG 4 target of equitable and affordable access to higher education is being challenged: Only 1% of the poorest have spent more than four years in higher education, compared to 20% of the richest.  Women made up only 35% of all higher education students in low-income  countries in 2014.In countries like the USA, Japan, Australia and Chile households paid for more than 40% of the costs of higher education in 2011. 

The new paper has six key policy recommendations for governments, including an urgent call for student loan repayments never to rise above 15% of their monthly incomes. 


The GEM Report team, made up of 22 nationalities, has found since working on the theme of Accountability and Education that “the more you use the term accountability, the more you wonder what it means”. This is partly because of linguistic differences in definitions.

How do you understand the term? Please let us know by answering a few simple questions. Thank you !
We’ve just launched a brief survey (Spanish/French) because we want to know who you think is accountable for education. Your answers will feed into our next report, due out October 24.

There are questions for parents, for teachers and students - we’re interested in everyone’s views because we think everyone has a role to play!


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