Global Report on Teachers: Addressing teacher shortages and transforming the profession

The first edition of the new biennial Teacher Task Force and UNESCO Global Report on Teachers focuses on the global teacher shortage that hinders the achievement of SDG4 and the Education 2030 agenda. The report stresses the urgency of this challenge and calls for immediate action. Exposing a projected deficit of 44 million primary and secondary education teachers by 2030, the report examines the complexity of the crisis, from sub-Saharan Africa's need for 15 million more teachers to a decline in the attractiveness of the profession and subsequent retention challenges in higher-income countries. Filling a void in the field and grounded in new data, the report calls for international cooperation and increased education investment, offering a roadmap to empower teachers and to find policy solutions to ensure every learner is taught by a qualified, motivated and well-supported teacher.

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International Task Force on Teachers for Education 2030