The International Institute of Education Policy, Planning and management participate in development of UNESCO Global Education Monitoring Report (GEM Report). The GEM Report is the global public good that serves the purpose of achieving the fourth Sustainable Development Goal (SDG4: The quality education). Established in 2002, the GEM Report is an editorially independent report, hosted and published by UNESCO. In 2024/25, the focus of the Report will be placed on leadership and education.

School leadership is at the heart of educational quality and equity, thus the regional report for Central and EasternEurope, Caucasus and Central Asia proposal focuses on school leadership and inclusion with particular emphasis on inclusive school leadership practices. It will be based upon comprehensive research conducted in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Estonia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, and Slovenia aiming to answer the question of whether school leadership in the region supports inclusion and how. It will examine leadership within education institutions in regard to roles and standards of school leaders/ship; policies on school leaders’ selection, preparation and development as well as showcase inclusive leadership practices from the region. The report aims to uncover the needs of school leaders/ship regarding inclusion. The International Institute of Education Policy, Planning and management will conduct research activities in Georgia.