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On 15 November 2019 at UNESCO’s 40th General Conference in Paris, the Member States agreed to adopt a new UNESCO Strategy for Youth and Adult Literacy (2020-2025).

For UNESCO’s Education Sector, constituted by its Headquarters, its institutes, and field offices around the world, this Strategy will be a guiding framework for the promotion of youth and adult literacy in the coming years.

In 2017, the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) received generous financial support from the Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany to implement a project whose aim is to empower vulnerable women and their families in sub-Saharan Africa by providing them with...

As part of its Action Research: Measuring Literacy Programme Participants’ Learning Outcomes (RAMAA) programme, the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) was invited to provide teaching units for the regional Engineering in Design and Management of Educational Alternatives (ICGAE) Master'...

I wanted to learn how to read and write in order to be independent, to be able to depend on myself. For a living, I cook and sell meals. I now have a webpage with my menus and I can also keep account of the payments of my clients .’ (AMLL learner in Mexico)

Carrying out an international evaluation of literacy achievement among youth and adults implies knowing which skills to evaluate.

The methodology used within the framework of the second phase of RAMAA II (Recherche-action sur la mesure des apprentissages des bénéficiaires des...