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The horrific images from Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Austria and other places, and the astonishing heatwaves in North America, which saw new record temperatures four or five degrees higher than the previous ones, are a wake-up call, with regard not only to climate change and the prevailing economic model driving it but to education too. They tell us that business as usual is no longer an option.

Approximately 11 million people are in prisons worldwide, a number that is constantly growing. Many prisons are overcrowded and at crisis point, unable to provide education – a fundamental human right to which all prisoners should have access. To identify current trends, progress and challenges...

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Speakers and participants at a UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) webinar about the measurement of youth and adult literacy sent a clear message: We need better data for efficient policies. Only with direct skills assessments and high-quality data will we be able to fully leverage...