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Adult numeracy: assessment and development - UIL Policy Brief 13

Numeracy in the adult population is a key skill that supports the lives of all citizens and contributes to the development of jobs markets, economies and societies around the globe. Adult numeracy is, therefore, includedin the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a separate target area in indicator 4.6.1 (UN, 2020). Unfortunately, the importance of numeracy is often overlooked by policy-makers both in terms of numeracy education (for adults and in schools) and monitoring of skill levels by credible direct assessment. 

The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning undertakes research, capacity-building, networking and publicationon lifelong learning with a focus on adult and continuing education, literacy and non-formal basic education. Its publications are a valuable resource for educational researchers, planners, policy-makers and practitioners: 

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