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Global alliance to monitor learning (GAML)

Tracking progress around the world

In 2015, the international community agreed on an ambitious agenda: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. To meet its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), accurate global measures of learning outcomes are essential.

The Global Alliance to Monitor Learning (GAML), an initiative led by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), supports national strategies for measuring learning, and enables international reporting related to SDG 4. Since the inception of GAML, the UIL has taken a lead role in monitoring SDG indicator 4.6.1. (‘Ensure that all youth and a substantial proposition of adults, both men and women, achieve literacy and numeracy’). UIL, together with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation (OECD), chairs Taskforce 4.6 and convenes meetings of experts and partners to advance conceptual, methodological and reporting frameworks for measuring and monitoring adult literacy and numeracy.

Partners: UN Member States, UN agencies, experts, civil society, donors and the private sector