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Many women from the rural villages in Kangulumira, Uganda, never learned how to read or write. They never had the opportunity to attend school past primary level 2. When money was tight, sons were sent to school and daughters worked the fields and were married off as soon as possible.

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Approximately 11 million people are in prisons worldwide, a number that is constantly growing. Many prisons are overcrowded and at crisis point, unable to provide education – a fundamental human right to which all prisoners should have access. To identify current trends, progress and challenges...

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Speakers and participants at a UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) webinar about the measurement of youth and adult literacy sent a clear message: We need better data for efficient policies. Only with direct skills assessments and high-quality data will we be able to fully leverage...