The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) will host the start-up meeting of national coordinators involved in the second phase of the action research project Action Research: Measuring Literacy Programme Participants’ Learning Outcomes (RAMAA II). This meeting, which will mark the end of preparatory activities for the institutionalization of the second phase of the RAMAA project, will bring together coordinators from twelve countries: Burkina Faso, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Mali, Morocco, Niger, Senegal and Togo. The meeting’s main objective is to ensure that stakeholders share a coherent understanding of how the project will be implemented in the respective countries.
Experts from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the Centre international d’études pédagogiques (CIEP), the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), and researchers from universities in Belgium, Germany and France will also attend the meeting. In addition, the project is supported by the following partners, who will also be present at the meeting: the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA).
A preparatory meeting with external experts and representatives of UNESCO Offices in Abuja, Dakar, Kinshasa, Yaoundé, Abidjan, Bamako and Rabat is scheduled for 22 February 2016, in UIL.
RAMAA in brief
RAMAA (Recherche-action sur la mesure des apprentissages des bénéficiaires des programmes d’alphabétisation) is an action-research project on measuring literacy programme participants’ learning outcomes. This project was initiated by UIL in order to build countries’ capacities for evaluating and monitoring literacy programmes at national and sub-regional levels. The project also aims to provide policymakers and development partners with reliable data on the returns on investments in youth and adult literacy.