Dr. Aaron Benavot
University at Albany – State University of New York
Aaron Benavot is with MECCE Project partner, University at Albany – State University of New York. He leads the MECCE Project’s Indicator Development Axis, sits on the MECCE Project’s Steering Council, and Leads the project’s Indicator Expert Group and Indicator Working Group. He is also a Professor of global education policy in the School of Education at the University at Albany-SUNY. Aaron has co-authored/edited five books and is a contributing author on many UNESCO reports. From 2014-2017, Aaron served as Director of the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report. Its mandate is to monitor progress of education targets in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; consider effective policies to achieve quality, equitable and inclusive education and lifelong learning; and promote informed dialogue on education’s role in achieving sustainable development. As Director, Aaron oversaw the development of three reports — Education for all: 2000-2015: Achievements and challenges (2015); Education for people and planet: creating sustainable futures for all (2016); and Accountability and Education: Meeting our commitments (2017/8).