Lifelong learning is not only a right; it is also a crucial asset in facing social and economic uncertainty and environmental and digital disruption. It is a culture that must be developed to ensure social cohesion, equal opportunities, gender equality and the economic vitality of societies.
The Global Reports on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE) play a key role in meeting UNESCO's commitment to monitor and report on countries' implementation of the Belem Framework for Action. In this Framework, countries agreed to improve ALE across five areas of action: policy; governance; financing; participation, inclusion and equity; and quality. This report contributes to these goals by providing international reference data to support and inform public policies.