The purpose of this report is to provide evidence to show why we must support unmet adult literacy, numeracy and digital skills needs in Ireland.
Part 1 presents the most recent statistics and research about the cost of unmet literacy, numeracy and digital skills to individuals, society and the economy in Ireland. It focuses specifically on the areas of health, families and social and community life.
Part 2 summarises the current policy and practice to support unmet literacy, numeracy and digital skills needs in Ireland and identifies gaps.
Part 3 explains why we need to do more to address this issue.