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Programme for the International
Assessment of Adult Competencies

PIAAC – International Survey of Adult Competencies

PIAAC is an international comparative survey initiated by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and aims to assess key adult competencies. In Germany, PIAAC is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research with support from the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.

GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences is responsible for the national project management of PIAAC in Germany (2018-2024).

Information about PIAAC, project goals, project structure, and an overview of findings from PIAAC Cycle1 (2009-2013).

Information about PIAAC Cycle2 (2018-2024): content, implementation, quality standards, timeline, and participating countries.

Reports from PIAAC Cycle1, links to PIAAC data and publications.