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, 2012See also: Literacy map
Only a third of countries have achieved all measurable goals
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 5/4/2015 3:00:03 PM
Just one-third of the countries have achieved all of the ... improve the quality of learning and reduce the literacy gap to make education meaningful and universal. Released a month before the World Education Forum in Incheon, Korea, the report’s ...
The International Literacy Association Is Now Accepting Nominations For Its First 30 Under 30 List
Financial Content - 5/1/2015 1:59:11 PM
The International Literacy Association (ILA) is a global advocacy and membership organization dedicated to advancing literacy for all through its network of more than 300,000 literacy educators, researchers and experts across 75 countries. With 60 years of ...
11 Countries with Highest Standard of Living
INSIDER MONKEY - 5/2/2015 8:35:52 AM
Highest standard of living can be measured thru the country’s level of safety, standard of education (where knowledge as measured by the adult literacy rate and the gross ... launched in Tokyo wherein 30% of the world’s population have high human ...
International Needs Canada Launches Campaign to Raise $50,000 for Earthquake Relief, Recovery and Redevelopment in Nepal
marketwired.com - 5/4/2015 6:13:19 PM
Lydia Vocational Training Centre accepts two groups of 22 women each year for 5 months during which they acquire professional level sewing skills, health and nutrition awareness, literacy ... in developing countries around the world. International Needs ...
Humble Rotary initiates pre-school childhood literacy program
The Tribune - 5/4/2015 8:07:51 PM
The Rotary Club of Humble has initiated an early childhood literacy program that will provide free ... the program is providing more than 800,000 books per month to children in countries around the world. Humble Rotary’s focus will initially work ...
UAE one of most hyper-connected countries on Earth
Emirates247 - 4/26/2015 5:29:43 AM
The world described by Google’s Chairman Eric Schmidt is already here: technology is completely woven into the fabric of everyday life. "The internet has vast untapped potential for countries to raise their global cultural profiles. Culture is key to ...