Valerie Haugen

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Monitoring (Assessment), Educational assessment, Developing countries, International programs, Program evaluation, Partnerships in education, Systems development, Large scale assessment, Educational development, Learning progressions, Measurement


This report provides findings and recommendations from the external mid-term evaluation of Phase 3 of the Global Education Monitoring (GEM Centre) - a long-term partnership between the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) and the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). The goal of the GEM Centre is to improve learning, by ensuring that education policies, practices and investments are influenced by high-quality evidence. The aim of the mid-term evaluation was to enable reflection on the long-term partnership through the GEM Centre. The findings highlight the successes and achievements of the GEM Centre over the past decade, including the GEM Centre’s thought leadership in global education monitoring and its contribution to the global public good in support of United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4: education for all. The resulting recommendations focus on positioning the GEM Centre for the remainder of Phase 3 and beyond.

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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Place of Publication

Canberra, Australia


Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Geographic Subject

Asia, Pacific region