The Global Education Monitoring Report (or GEM Report) is an editorially independent, authoritative, and evidence-based annual report. This report monitors progress in education in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which have been adopted as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Report is funded by a group of governments, multilateral agencies and foundations and published annually by UNESCO to serve the international community.
STS will assist UNESCO in the preparation of a Spotlight country report for Zambia, which will include document collection and analysis, stakeholder consultation, fieldwork research, as well as report drafting and finalization.
To prepare the GEM report, STS will first map stakeholders, adapt Spotlight tools and processes to fit the country context, and produce an interim report. Following institutional review board approval and permission from the Ministry of Education, STS will facilitate an initial workshop and carry out fieldwork in schools to explore priority issues.
Finally, STS will draft a county report, facilitate a data validation workshop, and utilize feedback from that workshop to produce the final country report.