Global Knowledge Resources


Education Governance

Governing Education in a Complex World
What models of governance are effective in complex education systems? In all systems an increasing number of stakeholders are involved in designing, delivering, and monitoring education.
OECD Centre for Educational Research and Innovation, 2016
Available online here.

Post-2015 and the global governance of education and training, Norrag 2014
What models of governance are effective in complex education systems? In all systems an increasing number of stakeholders are involved in designing, delivering, and monitoring education.
OECD Centre for Educational Research and Innovation, 2016
Available online here.

Sustainable Development Begins with Education: How education can contribute to the proposed post-2015 goals, UNESCO 2014
This policy paper provides a succinct, evidence-based overview of the numerous ways in which education can advance the proposed post-2015 sustainable development goals. 
Available here.

Toward Universal Learning: What Every Child Should Learn
Brookings and UNESCO Institute for Statistics, 2013 February
Available here.

From Schooling Goals to Learning Goals:
How Fast Can Student Learning Improve? CGD Policy Paper 012
Beatty, A. & Pritchette, L., 2012
Washington, DC: Center for Global Development
Available here.

A Global Compact on Learning:
Taking Action on Education in Developing Countries
Center for Universal Education, 2011
Washington, DC: Brookings Institute
Available here.

Assessment, Monitoring, and Data

Education GPS
Education GPS provides internationally comparable data and analysis on education policies and practices, opportunities and outcomes.
Accss Education GPS here.

What Quality and Whose Assessment: The Role of Education Diplomacy in the SDG Process - A New Diplomacy for a New Development Agenda?
Katharina E. Höne
Paper, 3rd Joint Nordic Conference on Development Research
Abstract and Full Version

Global Alliance to Monitor Learning (GAML)
GAML brings together government decisionmakers, learning assessment experts, donors, and non-governmental organizations to help countries measure learning outcomes and use the information to achieve SDG 4. 
UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS)
UIS Page and Conceptual Note

Assessment for Learning (A4L)
A4L is a proposed global platform to support national learning assessment systems in need, especially among developing countries. The platform would be a global public good aimed to fill the gap both in terms of national capacity and financing.
Brookings Institute Center for Universal Education (CUE)
Read more in CUE blog and Concept Note

Right to Education Index (RTEI) Pilot Report
In 2015, RESULTS Educational Fund and partners piloted RTEI in five countries - Chile, Nigeria, the Philippines, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe. The Pilot Report documents the results.
RESULTS Educational Fund, 2016
Available here.

Guide to Monitoring the Right to Education Using Human Rights Indicators
Right to Education (RTE) Project, 2016
Online resource.
Available here.

Global Education Monitoring (GEM) report, UNESCO
The 2016 GEM report, scheduled to launch on 6 September, begins a new series of reports that will monitor the state of education in the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The title of the first report is "Education for people and planet: Creating sustainable futures for all."
Learn about the GEM report here.

2015 Global Monitoring Report (GMR) - Education for All 2000-2015: Achievements and Challenges
The report provides a complete assessment of progress since 2000 towards the target date for reaching the Dakar Framework goals. The GMR is the predecessor to the Global Education Monitoring report.
Available here.

OECD Education at Glance 2015: OECD Indicators
Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development, Paris, France.
Available here

World Inequality Database on Education (WIDE), UNESCO
WIDE highlights the powerful influence of circumstances, such as wealth, gender, ethnicity, and location which play an important role in shapine people's opportunities for education. 
Available here.

Education diplomacy requires a solid level of competence in cross-disciplinary knowledge and the global initiatives that are driving policies in education and human development at the international, national, and local levels. In addition, to engage in education diplomacy, one must be aware of global trends that impact communities and, therefore, have a direct and indirect effect on education.


Financing and Investment

GPE 2020: Improving Learning and Equity Through Stronger Education Systems
Global Partnership for Education (GPE) is a global fund and a partnership focused entirely on education in developing countries. GPE 2020 is GPE's strategic plan covering 2016 to 2020, outlining 3 goals and 5 objectives that the partnership will pursue over the 5-year period. Read the plan here.

Education and the Global Goals [Infographic]
Education is essential to the success of everyone of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. This infographic provides the case for greater investment in education.
Global Partnership for Education, 2015
See Infographic.

Education Cannot Wait: A Fund for Education in Emergencies
During crises, children are particularly at risk of missing out on their education. Education Cannot Wait unites global and national actors to meet the educational needs of millions of children and young people affected by crises.
Read UNICEF's rationale here. See the Education Cannot Wait website.

Global Partnership for Education
The Global Partnership for Education supports 65 developing countires to ensure that every child receives a quality basic education, prioritizing the poorest, most vulnerable and those living in fragile and conflict-affected countries.
Visit the GPE website.

Learning for All: Investing in
People's Knowledge and Skills to Promote Development
World Bank Group Education Strategy 2020, 2011
Washington, DC: World Bank
Available here.

Teaching and Learning

Millions Learning: Scaling up Quality Education in Developing Countries
This Brookings Center for Universal Education report examines the essential elements for designing, delivering, financing, and enabling scaling of quality education.
Available here.

Quality Educators: An International Study of Teacher Competences and Standards
Education International and Oxfam Novib, 2011 May
Available here.

A Human Rights-Based Approach to Education for All
UNICEF, 2007
New York: United Nations Children's Fund
Available here.

Skills and Leadership

Creative Public Leadership: How School System Leaders Can Create the Conditions for System-wide Innovation
This report analyses how school systems are performing in and responding to a changing global context and how leaders can contribute to creating conditions for successful innovation that tranforms learning outcomes for all.
WISE Research
Available here.

Can't Afford School? Girls Learn to Negotiate the Harvard Way
NPR Goats & Soda, 2015
Washington, D.C.: National Public Radio
Available here.

Pro-Poor Scenario Toolkit: Workshop Materials and Global Forecasts for 2039.
Pro-poor foresight considers a variety of plausible future scenarios while placing people at the center of concern. This toolkit will help communities and countries develop scenarios that explore the expectable, and challenging scenarios that they should consider when planning for an uncertain future.
Institute for Alternative Futures and the Rockefeller Foundation
Available here.

Youth and Skills: Putting Education to Work.
EFA Global Monitoring Report
UNESCO, 2012
Paris, France: United Nations Educational,
Scientific, and Cultural Organisation
Available here.

Cross-sector, Interdisciplinary Knowledge

2016 Global Peace Index
The 2016 GPI report provides a comprehensive update on the state of peace
Vision of Humanity
Available here

Children's Rights and Business Principles
The Children's Rights and Business Principles are the first comprehensive set of principles to guide companies on the full range of actions they can take in the workplace, marketplace and community to respect and support child rights.
UNICEF, UN Global Compact, Save the Children
View the website and principles here.

The State of the World’s Children 2015: Reimagine the Future
New York, United Nations Children’s Fund
Available here.

OECD Guidelines on Measuring Subjective Well-being
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, 2013 March
Available here.

National Indicators and Social Wealth
Erwin de Leon
Center for Partnership Studies and Urban Institute, 2012
Available here.


The Same Heart
There are 2.3 billion children in the world, and half live in poverty. The Same Heart is a film that tackles what it will actually take to tackly children living in extreme poverty. 

Kevin Watkins on Education for All
Kevin Watkins, Director of the Education for All Monitoring Report explains EFA and delivers a lecture for the Global Mater's in Development Practice Program. Columbia University, October 2010.

100 People Project: A World Portrait
The 100 People Project is a Global Education Toolbox with the idea to represent our entire global neighborhood through photographs and stories. 

Danger of the Single Story - TED Talk
Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice -- and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.

Therefore I Win - Right to Education Act in India
This social awareness short film from India sensitively portrays how a few people's resolve can make things happen at the grassroots level and make the 'Right to Education' act a reality for poor children. Therefore I Win, brings into sharp focus the social agents of change through example of 'Hamari Kakshi' an NGO and is an example for child education across the globe.

Children's Rights and Business Principles
Children's rights and business principles set out business action to respect and support children's rights.


From the first Institute for Global Education Diplomacy, in 2013

Dr. Alan Pence at the 2013 Institute for Global Education Diplomacy

At the 2013 Institute for Global Education Diplomacy, sponsored by the Association for Childhood Education International, panelists Li-Ann Kuan, of the American institute for Research, Kate A. Simons, Learning Metrics Task Force consultant, and Pablo Stansbery of Save the Children discussed the global effort to measure learning.