GEM Report 2021/22
The GEM Report 2021/22 devotes special attention to the topic of non-state actors in the education sector. The role of such actors goes beyond the provision of school education and includes interventions across a range of educational levels and areas of influence. The report calls on governments to view all institutions, students and teachers as part of a single system. Standards, information, incentives and a duty of accountability should allow governments to ensure everyone can benefit from the right to education without turning a blind eye to privilege or exploitation.
The UNESCO report states that publicly financed education does not necessarily need to be publicly provided. Nevertheless, inequalities in the education process, in student outcomes, and in the working conditions of teachers must be resolved. Efficiency and innovation are not trade secrets; they should be shared and practised by all. To that end, transparency and integrity must be maintained in public education policy to prevent individual interests from asserting themselves.