PIAAC › About the Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC)
The Survey of Adult Skills is an international survey conducted in 33 countries as part of the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC). It measures the key cognitive and workplace skills needed for individuals to participate in society and for economies to prosper. The first results from the Survey were released on 8th October 2013.
The evidence from this Survey will help countries better understand how education and training systems can nurture these skills. Educators, policy makers and labour economists will use this information to develop economic, education and social policies that will continue to enhance the skills of adults.
◊ Main elements of the Survey
|The survey is implemented by:|
|The survey is designed:|
|The OECD provides capacity building by:|
|Beneficiaries from the Survey of Adult Skills|
|Participants in Round 1 (2008-2013)|
Australia, Austria, Belgium (Flanders), Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russian Federation*, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom (England and Northern Ireland), United States.
|Participants in Round 2 (2012-2016)|
Chile, Greece, Indonesia*, Israel, Lithuania*, New Zealand, Singapore*, Slovenia, Turkey.
* OECD Partners
|Round 3 (2014-2018)|
|To read more about the Survey in different languages|
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