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The Global Alliance for Literacy

Enhancing collaborative action

Collaboration is key to success. The Global Alliance for Literacy within the Framework of Lifelong Learning (GAL) engages key stakeholders to advocate for youth and adult literacy. GAL addresses the countries that need it the most, namely 20 countries with an adult literacy rate below 50 per cent and the E9 countries, where the largest number of illiterate adults live.

GAL’s objectives

  • Improve stakeholders’ collaboration for literacy development at global, regional and national  levels.
  • Strengthen political will, commitments and policy awareness.
  • Promote policy learning and sharing.
  • Promote knowledge creation and sharing for Member States’ evidence-based policy design and implementation.
  • Encourage South-South cooperation.

How does GAL work?

GAL’s advocacy and knowledge-sharing efforts are guided by a targeted approach focused on 20 countries with an adult literacy rate below 50 per cent and the E9 countries, where the largest number of illiterate adults live.

GAL Countries

Adult literacy rate below 50%

Afghanistan

Benin

Burkina Faso

Comoros

Côte d'Ivoire

Central African Republic

Chad

Ethiopia

Gambia

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Haiti

Iraq

Liberia

Mali

Mauritania

Niger

Senegal

Sierra Leone

South Sudan

E9 countries[1]
Africa Arab States Asia and the Pacific Latin America and the Caribbean  

Nigeria

Egypt

Bangladesh

China

India

Indonesia

Pakistan

Brazil

Mexico

 




[1] UNESCO Institute of Statistics. 2017. E-9 forum meeting. [online] Available at: http://uis.unesco.org/en/news/e-9-forum-meeting [Accessed 6 December 2018].

 

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