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The Global Book Alliance (GBA), which promotes the development of mother-tongue reading materials, held its first regional workshop in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, from 22 to 25 January 2018. Representatives from one lusophone, 10 francophone and 10 anglophone countries in Africa gathered to learn more about the GBA and the importance of improving national book policies.

The Global Alliance to Monitor Learning (GAML) is an initiative to support national strategies for measuring learning. Led by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), it provides stakeholders, researchers, UN agencies and NGOs with a platform for discussion to facilitate data collection on a...