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
Poorest Countries In Africa
worldatlas.com - 11/28/2016 11:49:03 PM
Malawi is among the world's least developed nations ... Coffee and tea are the country’s primary export items. The country’s landlocked geography, low literacy rates, poor legal system, lack of economic freedom, and high rates of HIV/AIDS are barriers ...
Fidel Castro’s Cuban Legacy: True Democracy Of Good Health Care, Low Infant Mortality, High Literacy & Ecosocialism
Counter Currents - 12/1/2016 5:08:48 AM
(b) Caribbean countries invaded by the US in living ... have waged an exemplary battle at the Summit and taught the world a great lesson” . Socialist Cuba’s high literacy, high female literacy and truth-telling. A massive achievement of the ...
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 Importance of Financial Inclusion in the Developing World
The Global Dispatch - 11/30/2016 8:04:47 PM
This perfectly illustrates the problem the developing world faces ... education and jobs in developing countries improves, the distribution of wealth will not change until knowledge of these key pillars of financial literacy is widespread.
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 ...
Rocker Tom Morello: Castro 'Huge Hero Throughout the Third World'
truthrevolt.org - 11/29/2016 2:19:23 AM
"With what morality can the US leaders talk of human rights in a country where there ... hero throughout the Third World. By defying Yankee imperialism for 50 years, instituting the best healthcare, child immunization and literacy systems in the Western ...
Jamaican Startup Creates App To Boost Child Literacy
panamericanworld.com - 11/28/2016 5:15:21 PM
A JAMAICAN tech entrepreneur is planning to use technology to help children struggling with literacy. Kenia Mattis ... Jamaica is ranked number seven in the world for number of entrepreneurs per head of the population. So how did Mattis get the idea ...
Colin Kaepernick Fact-Checked by Liberal Sports Media
Breitbart News - 11/28/2016 7:09:53 PM
A country’s literacy rate can be measured in different ways, but multiple sources find other countries with higher rates than Cuba. World Atlas cites six countries with 100 percent literacy rates, and Cuba is not one of them. The United Nations ...
Namibia comes out top of all African countries featured in Global Entrepreneurship Index
innov8tiv.com - 11/28/2016 7:45:41 PM
Of the top three African countries in the Index, Namibia and Botswana are stronger on the education pillar because of comparatively higher levels of literacy and quality in ... impact on economies around the world.” The Ashish J Thakkar Global ...
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 ...
10 Countries with High Literacy Rate in the World
fedena.com - 1/15/2014 11:53:33 PM
boasts a high literacy rate. If more and more citizens of a country are literate, the country can cope with the fast changing world, ever developing technology. There are countries with high literacy rate and there are countries who spends a good portion ...
Dawn - 12/3/2016 1:17:22 AM
LOW literacy is a major problem of our country ... which shows that people of Pakistan, the 6th largest country in the world, are unable to get the basic education. There are some basic problems of low education: (1)The education system is based on ...
In Lao PDR, UN food relief agency chief reiterates support for efforts to ensure nutrition security for all
UN News Centre - 12/1/2016 11:52:39 PM
1 December 2016 – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Program (WFP), Ertharin Cousin ... the agency’s commitment to working with the Government to help the country achieve middle-income status and to support food and nutrition ...
Tom Morello Defends Fidel Castro’s Legacy As a ‘Huge Hero Throughout the Third World’
Vulture - 11/28/2016 12:21:52 PM
tommorello"With what morality can the US leaders talk of human rights in a country where ... hero throughout the Third World. By defying Yankee imperialism for 50 years, instituting the best healthcare, child immunization and literacy systems in the ...