Publications

Guidelines on open and distance learning for youth and adult literacy
UIL
COL
2021
UNESCO
0000379397
Integrated approaches to literacy and skills development: examples of best practice in adult learning programmes
UIL
2021
UNESCO
0000378051
Counting the cost: achieving literacy in countries of the Global Alliance for Literacy
UIL
2021

This paper seeks to determine the cost of achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) Target 4.6: 'By 2030, ensure that all youth and a substantial proportion of adults, both men and women, achieve literacy and numeracy'.

0000378822
Global Alliance for Literacy within the Framework of Lifelong Learning (GAL): strategy 2020–2025
UIL
2020

This strategy presents GAL’s vision, mission, goals and objectives for the period from 2020 to 2025. It builds upon GAL’s achievements from 2016 and 2019, and upon UNESCO’s previous initiatives supporting youth and adult literacy, including the UN Literacy Decade (2003–2012)Literacy Initiative for Empowerment (LIFE) from 2006 to 2015, and the 2015 Recommendation on Adult Learning and Education (RALE).

0000373033
Literacy for life: Shaping future agendas

The United Nations General Assembly resolution Literacy for life: Shaping future agendas reaffirms the above principles and continues to underline the importance of strengthening joint efforts among all stakeholders in the international community to advance the global literacy agenda.

Literacy for life: Shaping future agendas publication title page
Estimating the cost of achieving basic literacy and numeracy targets in the context of SDG4.6 in GAL countries
estimatig the cost of achieving basic literacy and numeracy publication cover page

LitBase

Welcome to LitBase, the Global Literacy and Numeracy Database. Here you will find case studies of youth and adult literacy programmes representing some of the best practice around the world.