Established in 2002, the GEM Report is an editorially independent report, hosted and published by UNESCO. The GEM Report’s vision is to serve as the main resource for decision-makers who seek comparative research and knowledge to inform their actions on inclusive and equitable quality education at national, regional, and global levels. It synthesizes, analyzes, and clearly presents the best available data, evidence, and research to explain progress and differences in education, and to make recommendations that stimulate reflection and dialogue and thereby improve policymaking.
The Spotlight series is a new partnership between the GEM Report and the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA). It will conduct a new analysis on the current situation and on the steps taken towards universal basic education completion and foundational learning in Africa. Over the next three years, the Spotlight series will cover a dozen countries and serve as a peer learning and accountability tool to support governments and their partners to make the right decisions, with a focus on equity.
As part of the Spotlight series, STS will engage in consultations, collect data and other evidence, undertake fieldwork research, and produce a brief and accessible report on progress towards universal basic education completion and foundational learning outcomes in Rwanda.