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
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Muslim Village - 6/23/2016 2:24:49 PM
It’s no secret that the world has been consistently getting more and more ... other issues that the United States struggles with when compared to similar western countries, such as literacy, equality, and safety. The good news for the United States ...
Least Developed Countries’ Vulnerabilities Make Graduation Difficult
Inter Press Service - 6/25/2016 2:33:47 AM
The main goal was to understand the lessons learnt by the world’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs) over the past five years ... secondary school enrolment rates, and adult literacy. But we did not exceed the threshold for the third criterion, 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 ...
Financial literacy still needs more homework in the UAE
Gulf News - 6/25/2016 9:28:57 AM
To put that number into some perspective, $114 billion can eradicate world hunger nearly four times over ... said there is a need for financial literacy programmes in the country starting with youth. “There’s a direct link between education ...
San Francisco’s Room to Read Teams Up With Classy As it Prepares For International Fundraising Expansion
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The organization noted that this system will supposedly eliminate the need for international non-profits to create duplicate campaigns or have multiple products for each country that its supporters come from. It will also give them flexibility to customize ...
PHL financial literacy score, ranking decline
BusinessWorld Online - 6/22/2016 6:47:52 AM
THE PHILIPPINES’ score and ranking in a financial literacy index declined for last year following a large drop in basic money management, a MasterCard survey released yesterday showed. The Philippines was ranked 11th among 17 countries in the Asia ...
EU Strategic Communication with the Arab World
eubulletin.com - 6/24/2016 10:56:03 AM
Meanwhile, the instability in the Middle East and North African countries has become ... activities in the Arab world, and focusing on strategic communications in Syria, the development of journalism, media literacy and other topics.
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 ...
Financial Literacy: Mercy Corps, MasterCard partner to train young Nigerian women
World Stage - 6/21/2016 9:19:23 AM
According to the World Bank ... and education to boost their financial literacy, leadership skills and economic opportunities, we can help them see that a bright future is possible,” says Iveta Ouvry, Nigeria Country Director for Mercy Corps.
Poor literacy rate results in poor healthcare Infrastructure: Dr Manish Mannan
health.economictimes.indiatimes.com - 6/25/2016 8:17:22 AM
We have availability of resources which are equivalent to the best in the world and at the other end we ... have the best healthcare system in the whole country. So whichever state in India has a poor literacy rate has a poor healthcare infrastructure.
World Bank Approves US$ 63 Million for the Socio-Economic Empowerment of Adolescent Girls and Young Women in Jharkhand, India
The World Bank - 6/21/2016 10:26:48 PM
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Voters’ Remorse: Brits Regret Vote To Leave EU, Claim They Didn’t Know Their Votes Would Count; Millennials Especially Upset By Brexit Vote
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Raquel Hickey appointed new director of development by Alfalit International
Miami's Community Newspapers - 6/22/2016 9:35:30 PM
Alfalit International Inc., a Miami-based nonprofit organization committed to promoting literacy and education across the globe ... community development for disadvantaged populations in 24 countries throughout Africa, Latin America, Europe and the ...
WORLD LITERACY DAY: Is education for all feasible by 2015?
Vanguard - 9/6/2012 1:50:32 AM
The connection between literacy and peace is that it is harder to establish or sustain a literate environment in unstable democracies or conflict-affected countries. Activities lined up to celebrate the day include high-level international round table on ...
Mercy Corps, MasterCard Target 18,000 Women in Financial Inclusion Strategy
This Day Live - 6/27/2016 1:55:37 AM
Nigeria Country Director for Mercy Corps, Iveta Ouvry said: “By connecting young women with resources and education to boost their financial literacy, leadership skills and economic opportunities, we can help them see that a bright future is possible.