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
India falls short in female literacy
The Hindu - 10/23/2016 9:18:29 PM
“We used data from all countries with DHS data that included the literacy measure,” Mr. Sandefur said. Around the world, female literacy rates are improving. However, it is not clear if that is because of improvement in school quality, the study say
Multiple accents heard for world literacy event
Gainesville Times - 10/19/2016 4:33:54 AM
World Literacy Day was observed Tuesday for children attending ... Stories were read from five countries — China, Kenya, Australia, Mexico and Afghanistan. The afterschool program is for children whose parents do not speak English as their first language ...
Media and Information Literacy Evolves in Arab World
The Huffington Post - 10/20/2016 3:42:37 AM
The very notion of MIL is nascent in most of the countries surveyed herein and ... Arabic book Opportunities for Media and Information Literacy in the Middle East and North Africa, published by the International Clearinghouse on Children, Youth & Media ...
Which country really has the cleverest students?
The Express Tribune - 10/21/2016 9:25:01 AM
10 most influential countries in the world Testing literacy skills among graduates, the results show a very different map of higher education than university ranking tables, which are dominated by US and UK universities, such as Harvard, MIT, Stanford ...
India falls short in female literacy compared to its neighbours: Study
currentaffairs.gktoday.in - 10/24/2016 9:17:18 PM
Around the world, female literacy rates are improving. However, it is not clear if that is because of improvement in school quality. India ranks low in global indices of female literacy as well. African countries Indonesia, Rwanda, Ethiopia and Tanzania ...
SEC adopts new measures to deepen financial literacy growth
guardian.ng - 10/26/2016 2:16:45 AM
has concluded plans to commence a financial literacy awareness campaign across the country. This, according to the Commission, was in alignment with the forthcoming World Savings Day celebration by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the entire financial ...
Financial literacy key to Africa's success
Standard Group - 10/27/2016 8:37:57 PM
business world and general public. It is through this that the country can have a meaningful conversation on how to navigate and find solutions to the country's troubles. Financial literacy and empowerment, in Kenya for example, is central to unlocking ...
25 countries to share best practices on voter education
Times of India - 10/23/2016 9:11:19 PM
already features the presentations made by EMBs of various member countries on issues taken up by the first ever international conference on voter education. This includes presentations on 'electoral literacy in formal education' by the US, Canada ...
Alfalit International announces its 2016 Literacy for All Gala
Miami's Community Newspapers - 10/22/2016 2:03:01 PM
Alfalit International has announced its 2016 Literacy For All Gala fundraiser on Saturday ... Alfalit currently serves 120,000 men, women and children in 24 countries throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, Europe and the United States.
OppenheimerFunds Launches Math Literacy Program: 10,000 Kids by 2020
prnewswire.com - 10/26/2016 12:53:50 PM
Additionally, Cross Cultural Solutions, a global volunteer program that delivers real change to communities around the world and a long-time partner of OppenheimerFunds, will include a focus on introducing math literacy ... from 15 countries, held in ...
More than half the world doesn’t understand this basic financial principle
Yahoo Finance - 10/14/2016 3:31:14 PM
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Jamaica ranks 46th on World Youth Index
Jamaica Observer - 10/21/2016 7:12:00 PM
Looking at 18 indicators, including literacy and mental disorder rates ... Youth unemployment is a spectre that looms as threateningly in developed countries as in the developing world, with youths at least twice as likely as adults to be jobless.
SEC takes financial literacy campaign to schools
NATIONAL MIRROR - 10/23/2016 11:05:51 PM
To close the financial literacy gap in the nation and deepen the level ... to hold spe cial programmes across the geopolitical zones of the country, to coincide the world savings day. The Chairperson of the TCFLW, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Sanni said to ...
India improves ranking in Global Gender Gap report of World Economic Forum
opindia.com - 10/26/2016 1:51:06 PM
India has jumped to 87 th position (out of 144 countries) in year 2016 from the 114 th position (out of 142 countries) it had in year 2014 in global ranking of countries on an index that measures gender gap. This index is released by the World Economic ...
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 ...