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
China and UNESCO: advance hand in hand
China - 10/8/2015 8:47:44 AM
UNESCO's international literacy prizes include the Confucius Prize for Literacy ... As the only research institution of UNESCO operating in a developing country, it has laid foundations for the transformation of China's role in the global education sphere ...
What do African Countries Lack to be Stable and Develop?
News of Rwanda - 10/7/2015 2:32:31 PM
Some are not even afraid to attribute the ongoing conflicts in some countries to foreign influence ... Many of the challenges at the time included literacy levels, low level of skills, and lack proper of knowledge on international dynamics at the time ...
SAP links Nigeria’s digital literacy to youths
NATIONAL MIRROR - 10/7/2015 11:00:45 PM
Enterprise application software company, SAP, has envisaged that digital literacy in the country has possibility of growing ... sumer market and the largest working-age population in the world saying that the World Economic Forum expects the popu ...
Our country’s forgotten half
The Express Tribune - 10/5/2015 2:10:26 AM
Many studies have shown the direct and in-direct benefits of female literacy ... that countries with lower GDP per capita including Uganda, Zimbabwe and Ethiopia have better gender parity than Pakistan. Pakistan ranks among the lowest in the world in ...
World Education Games to begin from October 13
Pakistan Observer - 10/4/2015 10:28:31 PM
Two brilliant Pakistani students will represent the country as Ambassadors in the 3 days long online event. The WEG will include World Literacy Day, World Maths Day and World Science Day and kids from all over the world can play games any time in given days.
Why Singapore has the smartest kids in the world
CNN - 10/5/2015 7:49:51 PM
Singapore (CNN)It's a world-class teacher's pet -- a straight-A student that's top of the class: Singapore is officially the country with the smartest high ... for its education system to aim for universal literacy. But starting in the 1970s, Singapore's ...
Chelsea Clinton's Book IT'S YOUR WORLD: GET INFORMED, GET INSPIRED & GET GOING! to Be Available Digitally for Schools in Sub-Saharan Africa
Broadway World - 10/5/2015 11:53:14 PM
The organization's digital literacy movement has reached over 6 million people ... their communities, in their country and across the world-this book is designed to inspire readers of all ages to do their part to make the world a better place.
Literacy key for sustainable development - PM
observer.org.sz - 9/25/2015 2:58:05 AM
Literacy is a key driver for economic and sustainable development in the society as evident in any country ranked under the first world status, says Prime Minister Sibusiso Barnabas Dlamini. The premier has also noted that if a person can read and write ...
Marriott International Presents Career Opportunities For Arab Youth In Partnership With INJAZ Al-Arab
prnewswire.com - 10/5/2015 3:10:41 PM
About INJAZ Al-Arab & Junior Achievement Worldwide Operating in 14 countries ... the world's largest and fastest-growing youth business organisation dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through ...
Empowering a Billion Women by 2020 Platform Acquires Assets from Leading Financial Literacy Company and Brings on Notable Key Executive
PR Urgent News - 10/5/2015 11:53:14 PM
“Sharon Lechter is the world’s best teacher and mentor for women ... to fund The EBW Foundation giving cell phone access, financial literacy and mentorship to women in developing countries. www.ebw2020.com
Why Singapore has the world's smartest kids
WSBT 22 - 10/5/2015 9:27:05 AM
It's a world-class teacher's pet -- a straight-A student that's top of the class: Singapore is officially the country with the smartest high ... enough for its education system to aim for universal literacy. But starting in the 1970s, Singapore's economic ...
Africa Code Week Spreading Digital Literacy For African Youth
AFKinside - 10/2/2015 3:57:11 PM
is a continent-wide initiative to spread digital literacy and simplify access to coding education for young people. Online sessions and hundreds of free coding workshops have been organized for children and youth aged 8 to 24 in 17 countries: Benin ...
The Jefferson Awards Foundation Partners with generationOn and One World Play Project to Generate Maximum Impact with Youth-Driven Service Projects
Busbyway - 10/1/2015 10:43:25 AM
Through LEAD360, the organization partners with nonprofits across the country to combat three social issues per year and in 2015 they focused on hunger and poverty, health and wellness, and education and literacy ... campaign and One World Play donated ...
WORLD LITERACY DAY: Is education for all feasible by 2015?
Vanguard - 9/6/2012 1:50:32 AM
Perhaps, that informed the setting aside of September 8 every year as the International Literacy Day by the United Nations Educational ... in unstable democracies or conflict-affected countries. Activities lined up to celebrate the day include high ...
Financial literacy for kids (and adults)
Women Agenda - 10/8/2015 1:16:46 AM
But there is one critical skill that isn’t taught at school: financial literacy. We go out into the big wide world and are expected to be fiscally ... Explain the banking system in our country – don’t leave it to a big bank to do it for you.