LIFE is a new collaborative framework, aimed at coordinating policies, action, resources and ideas and speeding up the acquisition of literacy and basic education in all the countries most in need. It is both a strategy and an operating mechanism for the attainment of the objectives of the United Nations Literacy Decade (UNLD), Education for All (EFA) and the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) and the successful achievement of national education plans. Within this context, all countries meeting LIFE criteria (adult literacy rate less than 50% and/or over 10 million people without basic literacy skills) must immediately set to work in order to extend, accelerate and improve their literacy strategies. In this respect, LIFE in itself is neither a programme nor a project, much less a fund. On the other hand, it does offer an effective operating framework for a massive intervention and for mobilizing resources on a large scale on the basis of a new kind of partnership.
- Author/Editor: UIL
Maputo Strategic Platform: The Literacy Initiative for Empowerment in Africa, LIFE 2006-2015
- UIL - 2008
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