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The OECD Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) is the most comprehensive international survey of adult skills ever undertaken. It:

  • is a collaboration between governments, an international consortium of organisations and the OECD.
  • took place across OECD and partner countries in 2011 with results published on 8th October 2013.
  • measures the skills and competencies needed for individuals to participate in society and for economies to prosper.
  • helps governments better understand how education and training systems can nurture these skills.

Irish results

PIAAC survey results were released on 8th October 2013

International results

The international results from the PIAAC survey were published by the OECD in November 2013.

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