01.08.2008 -

Evaluation of Literacy Assessment and Monitoring Programme (LAMP) / UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS)

August 2008 - The Literacy Assessment and Monitoring Programme (LAMP) has been under development by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) since 2003, in partnership with other international agencies and technical experts

The broad objectives of this programme are indicated as follows: 

  • To develop a methodology for providing quality data on the distribution of the literacy skills of adults and young people in developing countries; 

  • To obtain high-quality literacy data in participating countries and to promote its effective use in formulating national policy, in monitoring, and in designing appropriate programme interventions to improve literacy levels; 

  • To build national capacities in the measurement of literacy, to develop and use LAMP data and methodologies. 

    These objectives are intended to improve education statistics and provide methodological tools and capabilities to the participating countries. The LAMP is intended to measure five levels of literacy and numeracy skills, using a combination of household survey methods and literacy assessments. 

    The evaluation of LAMP is part of a broader evaluation project of three UNESCO international assessment programs. The purpose of the evaluation was to assess the relevance and adequacy of organizational arrangements, the effectiveness of the quality control and quality assurance procedures, and capacity development of the programme. 

    Download a copy of the Evaluation Report (pdf/2.32MB).

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