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What is PIAAC?

The Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) is a cyclical, large-scale study that was developed under the auspices of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). As part of the first cycle of data collection, referred to as PIAAC Cycle 1, adults were surveyed in 24 participating countries in 2012, 9 additional countries in 2014, and 5 more countries in 2017. For a list of the countries that participated in PIAAC Cycle 1, please visit Participating Countries. Data collection for PIAAC Cycle 2 will begin in 33 countries in 2021.