Abbreviations

Selected abbreviations are included which occur at least twice in the text.

AA
Federal Foreign Office / Auswärtiges Amt
AAACE
American Association for Adult and Continuing Education
PAALAE
Pan African Association for Literacy and Adult Education
ADC
Rural Development Association / Asociación para el
Desarrollo Campesino
AE
Adult Education
AED
Adult Education and Development
AGI
Adolf Grimme Institute of the DVV
AGS
Social Improvement Network / Arbeitsgemeinschaft Sozialstruktur
AKBiEZ
Working Group on Education in Development Cooperation /
Arbeitskreis Bildung in der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit
AKBPGermany’s Foreign Cultural and Educational Policy /
Auswärtige Kultur- und Bildungspolitik
AKLHÜ
Association “Learning and Helping Overseas” /
Arbeitskreis “Lernen und Helfen in Übersee”
ALE
Adult Learning and Education
APAL
African Perspectives on Adult Learning
ASPBAE
Asia-South Pacific Association for Basic and Adult Education
BMBF
Federal Ministry of Education and Science /
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung
BMZ
Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development /
Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und
Entwicklung
CAEA
Chinese Adult Education Association
CARCAE
Caribbean Regional Council for Adult Education
CEAAL
Latin American Council of Adult Education /
Consejo de Educación de Adultos de América Latina
CEDEFOP
European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training
CIS
Commonwealth of Independent States
CLADE
Latin American Campaign to Secure the Right to Education /
Campaña Latinoamericana por el Derecho a la Educación
CONFINTEA
International Conference for Adult Education /
Conférence internationale sur l’éducation des adultes
DACDevelopment Assistance Committee
DANIDA
Danish International Development Assistance
DED
German Development Service / Deutscher Entwicklungsdienst
DESD
Decade of Education for Sustainable Development
DIE
German Institute for Adult Education
DOC
Document
DUK
German UNESCO Commission / Deutsche UNESCO-Kommission
DVV
German Adult Education Association /
Deutscher Volkshochschul-Verband
EAEA
European Association for the Education of Adults
EC
European Commission
EFA
Education for All
EFA/GMR
Education for All / Global Monitoring Report
EQF
European Qualification Framework
ETF
European Training Foundation
EU
European Union
FAL
Functional Adult Literacy
FEMNET
The African Women‘s Development and Communication Network
FTI
Fast Track Initiative
GCE
Global Campaign for Education
GRALE
Global Report on Adult Learning and Education
GTZ
German Technical Cooperation / Deutsche Gesellschaft für
Technische Zusammenarbeit
HE
Higher Education
ICAE
International Council for Adult Education
ICECU
Central American Institute of Popular Education /
Instituto Centroamericano de Extensión de la Cultura
ICT
Information and Communication Technology
IIZ/DVV
Institute for International Cooperation of the German Adult
Education Association / Institut für Internationale Zusammenarbeit
des Deutschen Volkshochschul-Verbandes
IIEP
International Institute for Educational Planning
IMF
International Monetary Fund
INWENT
Inwent – Capacity Building Germany / Internationale Weiterbildung
und Entwicklung gGmbH
IOM
International Organisation of Migration
IPE
International Perspectives in Adult Education
KANFED
Kerala Association for Non-Formal Education and Development
KfW
KfW Banking Group / KfW Bankengruppe
KMK
The Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural
Affairs of the Laender in the Federal Republic of Germany /
Kultusministerkonferenz
LIFE
Literacy for Life
MDG
Millenium Development Goals
NGO
Non-governmental organization
NIACE
National Institute of Adult Continuing Education
(England and Wales)
NILE
Network for Intercultural Learning in Europe
NQF
National Qualification Framework
ODA
Official Development Assistance
OECD
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
OWI
East-West-Institute / Ost-West Institut
PAALAE
Pan African Association for Literacy and Adult Education
PAMOJA
Africa Reflect Network
PAS
Pedagogical Centre / Pädagogische Arbeitsstelle
PRIA
Society for Participatory Research in Asia
REFLECT
Regenerated Freirean Approach for Literacy and
Community Techniques
REPEM
Gender and Women’s Education Network / Red de Educación
Popular entre Mujeres
TEACH
Teaching Adult Educators in Continuing and Higher Education
TELC
The European Language Certificates
TOT
Training of Trainers
UGAADEN
Ugandan Adult Education Network
UIL
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning
UK
United Kingdom
UNLD
United Nations Literacy Decade
UNDP
United Nations Development Programme
UNESCO
United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNICEF
United Nations Children’s Fund
UPE
Universal Primary Education
USE
Universal Secondary Education
VHS
Community adult education centre(s) / Volkshochschulen
WEF
World Education Forum
WSF
World Social Forum