For Phase II Of The Learning Metrics Task Force To Inform Global Policy Discourse

In July 2012, the Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution and UNESCO’s Institute for Statistics launched the Learning Metrics Task Force. Through global and technical consultations, the Task Force has built consensus and put forward recommendations on the skills and competencies that are important for all children and youth to develop, as well as an initial set of indicators that are feasible and desirable to track progress on learning at a global level. The Task Force’s work has already created considerable momentum for an "access plus learning" goal in the post-2015 development agenda. This grant to the Center would continue to build the necessary political will in the post-2015 negotiations. In addition, the Task Force would both contribute to and coordinate the additional technical work and institutional capacity building needed to ensure that country governments and regional bodies are able to implement them. The Center would also coordinate with civil society organizations and other key constituencies that are working to hold governments, donors, and international organizations accountable for making progress on improving learning.
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for support of Lawfare’s congressional coverage  
Brookings, in cooperation with Lawfare, aims to inform public debates on important questions of national security and effective governance through timely expert analysis focused on the health of American democracy. Amid partisanship and echo chambers, both policymakers and the public need objective information and analysis to help make informed opinions and policies that drive a healthier, more representative, and more secure America. This grant maintains editorial independence for the newsroom. (Substrategy: Legislative Branch)
for the advancement of gender equality on activities of the Center for Sustainable Development  
The Brookings Institution conducts in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national, and global level. The Center for Sustainable Development at Brookings generates leading research and insights for advancing the development and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals within and across countries. The center is committed to generating evidence, tools, and policy recommendations that support networked societal leadership for sustainable development. This grant will support the center in advancing a new program on gender and sustainable development. (Strategy: International Women’s Economic Empowerment).
for support of research on Congress  
The Brookings Institution conducts independent, in-depth research that leads to pragmatic and innovative policy solutions. This grant enables the Brookings Governance Studies program to continue its research and analysis related to Congress and its ability to fulfill its constitutional and problem-solving responsibilities. The research team led by Senior Fellow Molly Reynolds will explore a range of congressional reforms, including ongoing efforts to modernize the House of Representatives and big-picture questions about the future of the Senate and its place in our democratic system. Other areas of focus include budget and appropriations process reform; congressional oversight; and congressional capacity, productivity, demographics, and related issues.

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