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
International Culture, Childhood Literacy To Be Celebrated At Santa Clarita Public Library
Santa Clarita Radio - 4/24/2016 11:03:58 AM
International culture and childhood literacy will be celebrated next weekend at the Santa ... The event will take place from 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library, located at 18601 Soledad Canyon Road.
TeachMe Supports Mathematical Literacy Around the World With Its New App, Mathematics by TeachMe Through Free Basics From Facebook
MSN - 4/18/2016 6:13:25 PM
Without fundamental skills and strong mathematical literacy, kids and youth can struggle to understand ... Facebook's Free Basics platform accessible to users in more than 35+ countries world-wide. Free Basics is a Facebook-led initiative with the goal ...
William Watson: Poor countries are so ’80s
Financial Post - 4/21/2016 4:12:20 AM
rising literacy; better health; and trade liberalization, most importantly by the poor countries themselves, often unilaterally. Though the non-rich world is more resilient than it was 50 years ago, if an outbreak of Trump-ery turned the rich world sharply ...
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 ...
Monsanto researcher: Misinformation demands need for scientific literacy
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal - 4/28/2016 2:23:49 AM
Fraley and his co-workers want to see more people seek science-related careers, or at least a greater scientific literacy ... as its equivalent in the health care world, and said a significant portion of the country does not believe in global warming.
Cuba’s Literacy Rate, Life Expectancy Nothing to Lionize
CATO Institute - 4/18/2016 11:57:01 PM
“Even Cuba,” he continued with a non-sequitur, “has higher literacy and life expectancy [than ... In 2014, out of 198 countries and territories surveyed by the World Bank, 35 had a life expectancy over 80 years. With 79.39 years, Cuba was not one ...
World heading for catastrophe over natural disasters, risk expert warns
The Guardian - 4/24/2016 4:04:37 PM
Yet the international ... outcome like improving literacy or the education of girls.” “Nepal, in a very sad fashion, reminded us of the importance of infrastructure for humanitarian assistance,” he said. “Nepal is a country that is very challenged ...
First Bank: Approaching Youth Market through Financial Literacy
This Day Live - 4/23/2016 11:08:08 PM
the bank has to date covered over 40 secondary schools across the country, impacting over 20,000 students. In commemoration of the annual event and in continuation of the bank’s drive for financial literacy, First Bank adopted Tinuola International ...
Financial Information – Catalyst for Growth!
The World Bank - 4/27/2016 4:58:19 PM
Concerns over the quality of financial information have been an important element of policy dialogue between the World Bank, donor partners and client countries ... More broadly, greater financial literacy in the business community and civil society ...
Support World Book Day
Independent Online - 4/20/2016 7:05:19 AM
I recently quoted a UN Development Programme literacy survey that said South Africa lags behind other African countries like Zimbabwe ... its importance and want to share this with others. World Book Day (WBD) on Saturday is a chance for us to do this.
Santander Bank Donates $150,000 to Junior Achievement to Bring Financial Literacy Programs to Students
NASDAQ - 4/26/2016 10:18:38 AM
"We started a financial literacy program at Santander ... corporate contributor to higher education in the world, investing over $165 million annually in colleges and universities across more than 20 countries, including the U.S. For more information ...
World of motion keeps education on the move
Patch - 4/27/2016 1:16:25 PM
SAE International has developed a program called A World in ... employed by engineers working in teams and taught at many engineering schools around the country. The “Engineering Design Experience” is a process by which engineers examine what must ...
Armenian media work in line with activity of that country’s regime, says top Azerbaijani official (UPDATE)
Trend - 4/27/2016 4:22:32 PM
asked Hasanov addressing the session titled "Media Literacy ... of other countries have varying approaches to what is happening in Ukraine." "This situation will not change unless a single code for journalism is adopted at international level," added ...
A New Map of Poverty, a New Approach to International Aid
Wall Street Journal - 4/15/2016 12:08:55 AM
And although Nigeria has a higher average income than countries like Ghana and Vietnam, World Bank data indicate it ranks lower across a range of human development indicators such as life expectancy, literacy, and maternal and child mortality. Most good ...