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
Financial Content - 4/18/2016 11:46:52 AM
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 ...
News-Leader and Walgreens present a check to Ozarks Literacy Council
The Springfield News-Leader - 4/28/2016 5:58:34 AM
Ozarks Literacy Council seeks to raise awareness ... In addition to his experiences and travels as a Marine in World War II in the South Pacific and Japan, Heilman has covered more than 140 countries as he has escorted travel groups abroad annually for ...
'Jurassic World' paired with Horner talk as Science on Screen series continues
Bozeman Daily Chronicle - 4/28/2016 6:05:44 AM
"Jurassic World" screenings at 3 and 7 p.m. open with ... BFS is one of only 23 independent non-profit cinemas from across the country awarded SoS grants to expand film and scientific literacy by creatively pairing screenings of popular culture and ...
Jack Knox: Books mean the world to book sale volunteers
Times Colonist - 4/28/2016 5:58:34 AM
Upstairs in the children’s books section, Jan Murray also has an international background ... Seeing how hard it was for kids in countries where books were scarce deepened her belief in the value of childhood literacy. Murray is also one of those ...
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 ...
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 ...
World Book Day: Anwukah Urges Students To Embrace Reading Culture
Leadership - 4/28/2016 5:01:18 AM
Mrs. Irina Bokova who was represented by the UNESCO Country Representative, Mrs. Anene Maido (who also doubles as the Secretary General, National Commission for UNESCO in the Ministry) highlighted the role of books in opening the doors of literacy and ...
How Pricewaterhouse Coopers is Fixing America's Financial Literacy Crisis
Fox Business - 4/28/2016 11:06:23 AM
“If you think about the financial crisis and what potentially caused it is we have a country of people ... concerned about financial literacy because the financial crisis really happened in their lifetime. It’s their world war. It’s something that ...
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.
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 ...
Tablets with literacy apps may help kids improve reading: Study
Times of India - 4/28/2016 6:01:33 PM
BOSTON: Tablets loaded with literacy apps may help improve the reading skills of ... project is to harness the best science and innovation to bring education to the world's most under resourced children," said Cynthia Breazeal, an associate professor ...