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
Norway was just ranked the happiest country in the world
Business Insider - 3/21/2017 3:01:20 PM
The country has one of the highest adult literacy rates in the world, too. For those reasons, the ranking doesn't come as much of a surprise. Norway jumped from #4 in 2016's report to first place this year, followed by Denmark, Iceland, and Switzerland.
This program has fed 40 million kids in the world’s poorest places. Trump wants to get rid of it
Washington Post - 3/20/2017 3:16:50 PM
has accused the president of threatening “one of the proudest achievements of my lifetime” — by cutting a program that has provided school meals to more than 40 million children in some of the world's poorest countries. The McGovern-Dole Food for ...
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 ...
The relationship between literacy rate and GDP per capita of all world countries
prezi.com - 1/7/2013 11:59:16 PM
The Relationship between Literacy Rate and GDP per Capita of All World Countries By: Adarsh Rao, Arnav Singla, Maya Mohan, Sai Syed Ms.Jarvis 4th Period Many factors are used to monitor a country’s development; among these, multiple categories of a ...
World Vision wins prestigious Education Resources Award
wvi.org - 3/16/2017 11:56:59 PM
World Vision is a global Christian relief ... teacher training videos to enhance teacher training for its primary school literacy improvement programming in 27 developing countries. The videos were developed to support classroom management techniques ...
CBN Partners 29 Financial Institutions,Junior Achievement Nigeria To Make School Children Financial Literate
Sahara Reporters - 3/25/2017 11:53:28 PM
Financial Literacy, Work Readiness, and Entrepreneurship,” she said. Junior Achievement Nigeria is part of Junior Achievement Worldwide (JAWW), the world’s largest and fastest-growing non-profit economic education organization with a 121-country network.
Global Money Week: FirstBank Promotes Financial Literacy
herald.ng - 3/27/2017 3:15:42 PM
Nigeria’s Most Valuable Bank Brand, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, is joining the rest of the world in celebrating ... across the country. Particularly, we would continue to engage our youth with the principles of financial literacy, fully aware that ...
Among World's Happiest Countries, India Ranks A Low 122
graffiotech.com - 3/22/2017 1:27:06 PM
Where do we rank in global happiness? The country has one of the highest adult literacy rates in the world, too. We just keep winning. And then there's us. This makes SA the 54th unhappiest country of the 155 included in the UN-sponsored ranking.
Empowerment: 3 women set out on 70 day drive to London
oneindia.com - 3/27/2017 11:33:47 AM
TN: 3 women began their 70-day drive from Coimbatore to London yesterday covering 24 countries; stress on women empowerment and literacy. pic.twitter.com/oomwKuml1w ... "Nobody in the world should tell that the Indian women are still backward, socially ...
ProLiteracy and ALA Launch an Online Course to Build Adult Literacy through Libraries
Busbyway - 3/22/2017 8:00:48 PM
ProLiteracy, the largest adult literacy and basic education membership organization in the nation, is committed to creating a world in which all adults can ... organizations in 34 developing countries. For more information about ProLiteracy, please visit ...
10 Countries with High Literacy Rate in the World
fedena.com - 1/15/2014 11:53:33 PM
boasts a high literacy rate. If more and more citizens of a country are literate, the country can cope with the fast changing world, ever developing technology. There are countries with high literacy rate and there are countries who spends a good portion ...
The country has some of the best picturesque sceneries in the world
KhaleejTimes - 3/22/2017 11:57:01 PM
It is a place not only renowned for its spectacular natural scenery, but also for its phenomenal literacy rate. Hunza, located in Gilgit-Baltistan, is a territory that emphasises gender equality and education for all, more than anything. Almost everyone in ...
A way to reduce poverty that’s so simple, it just might work
World Economic Forum - 3/27/2017 4:34:26 PM
That is why thousands of NGOs throughout the world aim to reduce poverty ... JA is one such organization: in more than 100 countries, we mobilize 470,000 volunteers to teach work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy to more than 10 million ...
All schools are invited to enter The Famous Five Sway Competition Literacy Project!
Microsoft - 3/27/2017 11:05:09 AM
Today we are pleased to share the announcement of a new literacy project ... opening up a world of literature and life-long learning to them. We invite every Year 4 and Primary 5 class across the country to submit a Sway using those five steps, based ...
3 Women Embark On A 70-Day Road Trip From Coimbatore To London In A Bid To Promote Literacy
IndiaTimes - 3/27/2017 7:16:06 AM
TN: 3 women began their 70-day drive from Coimbatore to London yesterday covering 24 countries; stress on women empowerment and literacy. pic.twitter.com/oomwKuml1w ... India To Become The World's Youngest Nation By 2020 With An Average Age Of 29!