The second phase of RAMAA (Recherche-action sur la mesure des apprentissages des bénéficiaires des programmes d’alphabétisation), an action research project to help develop capacities for evaluating and monitoring literacy programmes at national and sub-regional levels, has begun work towards establishing a sub-regional doctoral school for evaluating literacy levels in participating countries. The aim is to facilitate further research and discussions to ensure relevance and sustainability of the project.
Initiated by the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL), RAMAA comprises researchers who offer input on how to develop literacy measurement tools, as well as representatives from ministries of education, national statistical institutes and civil society. Together, they develop practical solutions that can be implemented by countries participating in RAMAA. In the ongoing second phase, the 12 participating countries are Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Senegal and Togo.
The establishment of the doctoral school involves inter-university cooperation with support from UIL. To this end, this first meeting organized by UIL will have the following objectives:
- Taking stock and evaluating higher vocational training with a focus on adult literacy.
- Looking at ways to successfully establish and operate the doctoral school.
- Presenting challenges and submitting proposals to carry out its development.