The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL), through its action research project to measure learning outcomes for literacy programme participants (RAMAA - Recherche Action: Mesure des apprentissages des bénéficiaires des programmes d’alphabétisation), will use the data collected in the second phase of the project, to evaluate everyday numeracy competencies and practices of adults in day-to-day life.

“The development of public policies in the field of literacy depends on the existence of accurate and constantly updated data on learning and its impact on beneficiaries’ capacities. There is no point in continuing to implement literacy programmes ... without assessing learning achievements and measuring their effectiveness”, Mr Abdellah Benkirane, Head of the Government of Morocco

The sixth international action research workshop on measuring literacy programme participants’ learning outcomes (RAMAA) was held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire from 4 to 6 May 2015.