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 research on Congress  
This grant enables the Brookings Governance Studies program to continue its research and analysis related to Congress and its constitutional duties, institutional performance, capacity, and problem solving. Through scholarship, convenings, and dissemination of research and recommendations, Brookings will inform those working to support a more effective Congress. Under the leadership of Senior Fellow Molly Reynolds, Brookings will explore congressional rules and procedures; budget and appropriations process reform; congressional oversight; and congressional capacity, productivity, demographics, and related issues. It will continue producing "Vital Statistics on Congress, a 40-year-old source of essential data.

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