Definition: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of the Factbook. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons. Low levels of literacy, and education in general, can impede the economic development of a country in the current rapidly changing, technology-driven world.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014See also: Literacy map
Countries Registering The Fewest New Businesses Per Capita
worldatlas.com - 8/26/2016 5:19:27 PM
Among the first five is a rich country Japan, and it presents an interesting case ... DRC residents are among the poorest in the world. Though literacy is 75.9%, education was disrupted for six years during wars, and only 23% have a secondary education ...
Combating Illiteracy in Nigeria By Mujahid Saleh
youthsdigest.com - 8/22/2016 7:18:44 PM
which is about 38% of the country’s population. This revelation was made by Wike at the Flagging off of the 2014 International Literacy Day. The declining fortune of literacy ration among Nigerian children means te nation may continue to have rising ...
Word up! Dubai teen dominates at World Youth Scrabble Championship
Al Bawaba - 8/31/2016 8:30:58 AM
As one of the smaller countries in the fray ... The annual event, an initiative conceived by the World English-language Scrabble Players Association (WESPA) in 2006 to promote word play and literacy amongst youth globally, is being conducted this year ...
How Gap Is Changing the World
FORTUNE - 8/23/2016 9:04:55 PM
Gap, which has so far reached more than 40,000 women in 12 countries—and which pledges to reach 1 million by 2020—now offers P.AC.E. in community settings and even the factories of its competitors. For more on Change the World list, watch this Fortune ...
New Britain: 1 in 20 Adults Have Reading Level of a 5-Yr-Old
informationliberation.com - 8/31/2016 6:36:26 AM
England is among the worst performing countries in the OECD ... In-depth analysis by the OECD published in January found literacy rates among young people to be among the lowest in the developed world. The organization ranked English teenagers aged ...
Bukalapak’s CEO: Indonesia needs more digital literacy
Techinasia - 8/29/2016 3:47:01 AM
In 2016, the World Economic Forum ranked Indonesia 73rd out of ... worked to bring digital literacy to rural parts of the country by collaborating with Intel in 2014. Together, the two companies established a 28-hour course which includes topics like ...
UNGA Releases Documents on Poverty Eradication, Literacy, Marine Biological Diversity, Others
sd.iisd.org - 8/30/2016 4:24:36 PM
The report stresses it is critical to pay particular attention to addressing poverty in Africa and in the least developed countries (LDCs ... 71/177)' shares UNESCO's efforts to advance literacy across the world, including in the context of the education ...
World Literacy Rates by Country
PBS - 7/18/2011 11:54:15 PM
To view more comprehensive information on the state of education in Colombia, as well as other countries, visit the UNESCO Institute for Statistics page. Want to help improve literacy in Colombia, the United States and around the world? Visit the Take ...
The relationship between literacy rate and GDP per capita of all world countries
prezi.com - 1/7/2013 11:59:16 PM
The Relationship between Literacy Rate and GDP per Capita of All World Countries By: Adarsh Rao, Arnav Singla, Maya Mohan, Sai Syed Ms.Jarvis 4th Period Many factors are used to monitor a country’s development; among these, multiple categories of a ...
The U.S. May Be the World’s Richest Country, But It Ranks 14th in Financial Literacy
The Wall Street Journal Blogs - 11/18/2015 9:53:39 AM
In fact, a sprawling global survey of financial literacy around the world finds that the U.S. ranks 14th, behind Singapore and the Czech Republic. This new measure of financial literacy comes from a survey of 150,000 adults in 148 countries. To conduct a ...
In an information rich world, illiteracy has high costs
Bangor Daily News - 8/25/2016 3:26:07 PM
Low literacy costs Americans billions in lost job productivity ... It also involves a person being unaware of a particular subject or fields of thought in our world. It can mean feeling inferior and socially embarrassed in everyday conversations.
Syrian children need an education rich countries must give $1.4bn to fund it | Malala Yousafzai and Muzoon Almellehan
educateqia.com - 8/30/2016 3:13:01 PM
and the country had a 90% literacy rate. We have been doing our best to persuade parents and girls that education is the best way to protect their futures. In a few days time, we will step forward to persuade world leaders of the same thing. We will go ...
The YOLO millennial & financial literacy
Philstar - 8/27/2016 8:53:01 PM
WRY BREAD By Philip Cu-Unjieng (The Philippine Star) | Updated August 28, 2016 - 12:00am Hoping to further raise the bar of our millennials’ sense of financial literacy ... Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff (available at National Book Store) Ruff is ...
The most educated countries in the world
USA Today - 9/13/2014 3:11:31 PM
The percentage of adults performing at the highest literacy level exceeded that figure in ... the most actually get the least out of it." To identify the most educated countries in the world, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the 10 countries with the highest ...
Adult literacy now at 87%
Jamaica Observer - 8/24/2016 1:44:06 AM
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Jamaican Foundation for Lifelong Learning (JFLL) is reporting that the country’s adult literacy rate is now at 87 per ... “According to organisations such as the World Bank and the World Economic Forum, Jamaica needs ...