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[Summary] 4th Global Report on Adult Learning and Education: Leave No One Behind: Participation, Equity and Inclusion; Key Messages and Executive Summary
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
Hamburg | 2020 | 16 p.
ISBN 979-11-90726-15-3
Corporate author: 
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning(UIL)

The fourth Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE 4) argues that achieving SDG 4, and realizing its cross-cutting contribution to the other 16 goals, demands a much more integrated and comprehensive approach to education, with adult learning and education at its heart. GRALE 3, published in 2016, showed that adult learning and education produces significant benefits across a range of policy areas. Countries reported a positive impact on health and well-being, employment and the labour market, and social, civic and community life. GRALE 4, while reinforcing the message that the benefits of participation in ALE are substantial, shows that they remain unevenly distributed.



Resource Type: 
Conference reports and proceedings
Civic / Citizenship / Democracy
Social justice / Equity
Inclusive / Diversity
Sustainable development / Sustainability / Environmental
Level of education: 
Lifelong learning


Adult learning; Adult education; Sustainable development goals; ALE; SDGs; SDG 4