External Reports

External Reports consist of research reports (both quantitative and qualitative) in the areas of education and development published by national and international organizations.

From Promise To Impact: Ending Malnutrition by 2030 (Global Nutrition Report, 2016)

International Food Policy Research Institute2016

Malnutrition and diet are by far the biggest risk factors for the global burden of disease: every country is facing a serious public health challenge from malnutrition.

Health at a Glance: Asia/Pacific 2016: Measuring Progress towards Universal Health Coverage, OECD

OECD and WHO2016

This fourth edition of Health at a Glance Asia/Pacific presents a set of key indicators of health status, the determinants of health, health care resources and utilisation, health care expenditure and financing and health care quality across 27 Asia-Pacific countries and economies.

The Education Deficit: Failures to Protect and Fulfill the Right to Education in Global Development Agendas

Human Rights Watch2016

Across the world, more than 120 million children and adolescents are absent from class. In recent years, many countries have been part of international and regional political drives to ensure that all children have access and complete education in the countries that lag behind the most.

Global Sustainable Development Report, 2016

Department of Economic and Social Affairs2016

Global Sustainable Development Report, 2016 responds to the mandate from the Rio+20 conference to contribute to strengthening the science policy interface for sustainable development in the context of the High Level Political forum on Sustainable Development.

Education For People And Planet: Creating Sustainable Future For All (Global Education Monitoring Report, 2016)


The 2016 Global Education Monitoring Report (GEM Report) is a comprehensive, in-depth and perspicacious. It establishes that education is at the heart of sustainable development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), yet it also makes clear just how far away we are from achieving the SDGs.

An Annual Measure of the State of Global Food Security (Global Food Security Index 2015)

The Economist Intelligence Unit and DuPont2015

The Global Food Security Index 2015: An annual measure of the state of global food security is the fourth edition of an Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) study, commissioned by DuPont. This report discusses the key findings from the research and the benchmarking index.

The State of Food and Agriculture (Social Protection and Agriculture: Breaking the Cycle Of Rural Poverty 2015)


The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on reducing poverty have been met by many countries, yet many others lag behind and the post-2015 challenge will be the full eradication of poverty and hunger.

Progress on Sanitation and Drinking Water οΎ– 2015: Update and MDG Assessment


Looking back on 25 years of water, sanitation and hygiene monitoring, this report provides a comprehensive assessment of progress since 1990.

Education for All 2000-2015: Achievements and Challenges (EFA Global Monitoring Report)


This Report is an independent publication commissioned by UNESCO on behalf of the international community. It is the product of a collaborative effort involving members of the Report Team and many other people, agencies, institutions and governments. The 2015 EFA Global Monitoring Report provides a complete assessment of progress towards the Education for All goals established in 2000 at the World Education Forum in Dakar, Senegal.

Social Progress Index 2015

Social Progress Imperative2015

Economic growth has lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty and improved the lives of many more over the last half century. Yet it is increasingly evident that a model of development based on economic progress alone is incomplete. Economic growth alone is not enough.