Welcome to UIL’s LitBase
Experience exchange and knowledge transfer are crucial means of promoting literacy and numeracy efforts.
In order to encourage all key actors to share their experiences and gain inspiration from innovative approaches in the field of literacy, this website provides a selection of effective adult literacy and numeracy programmes from all regions of the world.
As the database is being compiled on an ongoing basis, newly uploaded programmes will be announced in the ‹News› section. We also invite institutions and organizations that are not currently represented in the database to submit a report of their literacy project in accordance with our guidelines.
We hope that this database will be of great value to all actors and stakeholders in the field of literacy and adult learning.
2014 UNESCO International Literacy Prizes
UNESCO is committed to supporting effective literacy policies and programmes. To that effect, the Organization honours excellence and innovation in the field of literacy throughout the world.
Every year, on the occasion of International Literacy Day (8 September), UNESCO awards the International Literacy Prizes to institutions, organizations and individuals whose efforts contribute to the promotion of dynamic literate societies.
All programmes which received a UNESCO International Literacy Prize in 2014 are covered in the Effective Literacy Practices Database. The successful programmes contained in LitBase are:
- Ecuador’s ‘Basic Education for Youth and Adults Project’ which has reached close to 325,000 beneficiaries since 2011.
- Burkina Faso’s Association for Promoting Non-Formal Education is recognized for the ‘Empowerment of Women Living in Extreme Poverty in Burkina Faso’ programme.
- The Algerian Association for Literacy IQRAA, whose name means reading in Arabic, a non-governmental organization founded in 1990, received a prize for its programme on ‘Literacy, Training and Integration of Women.’
- The Lifelong Learning School for Community Development Poligono Sur (Spain) will receive one of the UNESCO Confucius Prizes for Literacy for its ‘Networking as an Educational Project’
- The Molteno Institute for Language and Literacy (South Africa) and the International Literacy Institute will receive the UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy for the ‘Bridges to the Future Initiative’