Monitoring and Evaluation of the Mexican National Literacy Campaign


1 October 2014

40 adult education specialists, including senior staff of the Mexican National Adult Education Institute (INEA), the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, and an international team of consultants assembled by the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) and the Regional Office for Education in Latin America and the Caribbean (OREALC), met from 22 to 24 September in Mexico City to plan a monitoring and evaluation system for Mexico’s National Literacy Campaign.

The Campaña de Alfabetización y Abatimiento del Rezago Educativo 2014–2018 (National Campaign for Literacy and Improvement of Levels of Basic Education), also entitled Yo sé que puedo, was launched last month with a dual target: to teach 2.2 million young people and adults to read and write; and to help a further 2.2 million and 3.1 million acquire primary and secondary school certificates.

The seminar participants benefitted from presentations of international and regional experiences, including from South Africa and Chile, and developed concrete proposals for the campaign strategy and an in-built monitoring and evaluation component. UIL has been invited by INEA to provide technical consultation to the campaign during the coming years. The development of the seminar and a proposal for the monitoring and evaluation system constitute the first step in this cooperation.