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The Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report (formerly known as the Education for All Global Monitoring Report) is an editorially independent, authoritative and evidence-based annual report published by UNESCO. Its mandate is to monitor progress towards the education targets specified in the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) framework.

The GEM Report is a singular, comprehensive, analytical and authoritative reference for reviewing and advancing the global follow-up and review of education. With 13 reports produced since 2002, the Report team has acquired extensive experience in monitoring and policy analysis and a global reputation for excellence, covering themes ranging from inequality, gender and teaching and learning to conflict, literacy and early childhood care and education.

Drawing on a well-tested model and extensive accumulated experience, the GEM Report is uniquely placed to keep the international community informed about progress and challenges in achieving education targets and priorities by 2030.

With a renewed mandate from the World Education Forum in May 2015, the GEM Report team launched a new series of internationally focused education monitoring reports in 2016. The 2016 GEM Report, Education for People and Planet: Creating Sustainable Futures for All, examined the links between education and major facets of sustainable development. It developed the framework to monitor progress towards the fourth global education goal (SDG4), as well as other global targets with an education focus. The second report, to be launched in October 2017, is tentatively titled Accountability in education: Meeting our commitments. It will examine the most common accountability approaches and whether and how they contribute to the aims of the global education goals: access, quality, equity and inclusion.