Educational Testing Service (ETS), an American non-profit organisation, and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) hosted the PIAAC Invitational Research Conference on 13–15 November 2013 in Washington DC. Some 260 researchers, experts and policymakers from 33 countries participated, including UIL Director Arne Carlsen. 
The first round of the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) was conducted by the OECD in 2011–2012 and involved more than 160,000 adults aged between 16–65 in 22 OECD countries and two OECD partner countries. Nine other countries have decided to participate in the second round of the study, the results of which will be published in 2016. More...