First Global Report on Adult Learning and Education - National Reports

The first ever Global Report on Adult Learning and Education is based on 154 National Reports submitted by UNESCO Member States on the state of adult learning and education, five Regional Synthesis Reports and secondary literature. Its purpose is to provide an overview of the trends in adult learning and education as well as identify key challenges. It is intended to be used as a reference document and an advocacy tool, as well as serving as input to CONFINTEA VI.

Globally there is a noticeable tendency to under-invest in adult education. Data limitations and poor information systems on adult education costs and benefits are thwarting informed policy-making and have led to under-investment. There is evidence that overall educational returns to investment are substantial (at least as high as the return on investment in physical infrastructure), and that more equitable participation in education improves overall economic development.

Regional Synthesis Reports

From literacy to lifelong learning: Trends, issues and challenges in youth and adult education in Latin America and the Caribbean Regional synthesis report
From literacy to lifelong learning: Trends, issues and challenges in youth and adult education in Latin America and the Caribbean
The state and development of adult learning and education in the Arab States Regional synthesis report
The state and development of adult learning and education in the Arab States
The state and development of adult learning and education in Subsaharan Africa Regional synthesis report
The state and development of adult learning and education in Subsaharan Africa
The state and development of adult learning and education in Europe, North America and Israel Regional synthesis report
The state and development of adult learning and education in Europe, North America and Israel
The state and development of adult learning and education in Asia and the Pacific Regional synthesis report
The state and development of adult learning and education in Asia and the Pacific

National Reports

AF Afghanistan
AL Albania
DZ Algeria
AD Andorra
AO Angola
AG Antigua and Barbuda
AR Argentina
AM Armenia
AU Australia
AT Austria
AZ Azerbaijan
BS Bahamas
BH Bahrain
BD Bangladesh
BB Barbados
BY Belarus
BE Belgium Flemish Community & Belgium French Community
BZ Belize
BJ Benin
BT Bhutan
BO Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
BA Bosnia and Herzegovina
BW Botswana
BR Brazil
BN Brunei Darussalam
BG Bulgaria
BF Burkina Faso
BI Burundi
CV Cabo Verde
KH Cambodia
CM Cameroon
CA Canada
CF Central African Republic
TD Chad
CL Chile
CN China
CO Colombia
KM Comoros
CG Congo
CK Cook Islands
CR Costa Rica
CI Côte d'Ivoire
HR Croatia
CU Cuba
CY Cyprus
CZ Czech Republic
KP Democratic People's Republic of Korea
CD Democratic Republic of the Congo
DK Denmark
DJ Djibouti
DM Dominica
DO Dominican Republic
EC Ecuador
EG Egypt
SV El Salvador
GQ Equatorial Guinea
ER Eritrea
EE Estonia
ET Ethiopia
FJ Fiji
FI Finland
FR France
GA Gabon
GM Gambia
GE Georgia
DE Germany
GH Ghana
GR Greece (English)
GD Grenada
GT Guatemala
GN Guinea
GW Guinea-Bissau
GY Guyana
HT Haiti
HN Honduras
HU Hungary
IS Iceland
IN India
ID Indonesia
IR Iran (Islamic Republic of)
IQ Iraq
IE Ireland
IL Israel
IT Italy
JM Jamaica
JP Japan
JO Jordan
KZ Kazakhstan
KE Kenya
KI Kiribati
KW Kuwait
KG Kyrgyzstan
LA Lao People's Democratic Republic
LV Latvia
LB Lebanon
LS Lesotho
LR Liberia
LY Libya (English)
LT Lithuania
LU Luxembourg
MG Madagascar
MW Malawi
MY Malaysia
MV Maldives
ML Mali
MT Malta
MH Marshall Islands
MR Mauritania
MU Mauritius
MX Mexico (English & supplement)
FM Micronesia (Federated States of)
MC Monaco
MN Mongolia
ME Montenegro
MA Morocco
MZ Mozambique
MM Myanmar
NA Namibia
NR Nauru
NP Nepal
NL Netherlands
NZ New Zealand
NI Nicaragua
NE Niger
NG Nigeria
NU Niue
NO Norway
OM Oman
PK Pakistan
PW Palau
PS Palestine
PA Panama
PG Papua New Guinea
PY Paraguay
PE Peru
PH Philippines
PL Poland
PT Portugal
QA Qatar
KR Republic of Korea
MD Republic of Moldova
RO Romania
RU Russian Federation (English)
RW Rwanda
KN Saint Kitts and Nevis
LC Saint Lucia
VC Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
WS Samoa
SM San Marino
ST Sao Tome and Principe
SA Saudi Arabia
SN Senegal
RS Serbia
SC Seychelles
SL Sierra Leone
SG Singapore
SK Slovakia
SI Slovenia
SB Solomon Islands
SO Somalia
ZA South Africa
SS South Sudan
ES Spain
LK Sri Lanka
SD Sudan (English)
SR Suriname
SZ Swaziland
SE Sweden
CH Switzerland
SY Syrian Arab Republic (English)
TJ Tajikistan
TH Thailand
MK The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
TL Timor-Leste
TG Togo
TO Tonga
TT Trinidad and Tobago
TN Tunisia
TR Turkey
TM Turkmenistan
TV Tuvalu
UG Uganda
UA Ukraine
AE United Arab Emirates
GB United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
TZ United Republic of Tanzania
US United States of America
UY Uruguay
UZ Uzbekistan
VU Vanuatu
VE Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
VN Viet Nam
YE Yemen
ZM Zambia
ZW Zimbabwe