Share your views and contribute to the forthcoming 2019 GEM Report

The 2019 GEM Report will look at the issue of migration and education, as approved by the GEM Report International Advisory Board in June 2016. Today we are launching an online consultation, and hope you will share your views to feed into our research.

Migration and education are multifaceted processes involving individuals, schools, communities, regions and countries. They invoke temporal, spatial and intergenerational dimensions. The 2019 GEM Report will enhance understanding of migration and education dynamics. It will give voice to educational challenges and opportunities facing both voluntary and involuntary migrants in host and home communities. It will draw upon wide-ranging evidence from both quantitative and qualitative studies, and the analyses, conclusions and recommendations will advance the aims of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in particular the global goal on education (SDG4).


This concept note discusses the issues and themes that the 2019 Report intends to address.

Specifically the 2019 GEM Report will explore two overarching questions:

A. Does migration accelerate or hamper progress in access to education? How?

B. How do migration patterns influence quality education?

It will also look at two key cross-cutting issues:

C. In what ways do policies focusing on educational equity and inclusiveness improve educational outcomes among migrants and refugees?

D. In what ways can the voices of migrants improve our understanding of how migration and education are interlinked?

We would like to hear your views on the intended content of the 2019 Report through an on-line consultation by 22 May. The GEM Report team is particularly interested in receiving your thoughts on issues related to migration and education, as noted above, including suggestions on relevant literature, data analysis and case studies. We are keen to receive web links to research reports, policy papers, evaluations, and other documents or datasets that you think would be useful and informative for the GEM Report team.

The views of researchers, academics, governments, non-governmental organizations, aid donors, teachers, youth and anyone with an interest in migration, education and sustainable development are most welcome.

Please download our concept note and join our consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!


1 comment

  1. In my view, I feel migration impacts on the equality of education. Migrants find it difficult to understand concepts because of instability in terms of accommodation and getting jobs in a new country.
    Understanding the curriculum, sources study material is also problematic.

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