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
Illiterate Britain: 1 in 20 adults have reading age of a 5-year-old
RT - 8/30/2016 4:31:46 PM
England is among the worst performing countries in the OECD ... of our businesses suffering as a result.” UK has largest literacy gap between employed & unemployed in Western world – figures http://t.co/RYKUaVIgjp pic.twitter.com/osQejuHo3T In-depth ...
Countries Registering The Fewest New Businesses Per Capita
worldatlas.com - 8/26/2016 5:19:27 PM
Among the first five is a rich country Japan, and it presents an interesting case ... DRC residents are among the poorest in the world. Though literacy is 75.9%, education was disrupted for six years during wars, and only 23% have a secondary education ...
Bukalapak’s CEO: Indonesia needs more digital literacy
Techinasia - 8/29/2016 3:47:01 AM
In 2016, the World Economic Forum ranked Indonesia 73rd out of ... worked to bring digital literacy to rural parts of the country by collaborating with Intel in 2014. Together, the two companies established a 28-hour course which includes topics like ...
Combating Illiteracy in Nigeria By Mujahid Saleh
youthsdigest.com - 8/22/2016 7:18:44 PM
which is about 38% of the country’s population. This revelation was made by Wike at the Flagging off of the 2014 International Literacy Day. The declining fortune of literacy ration among Nigerian children means te nation may continue to have rising ...
How Gap Is Changing the World
FORTUNE - 8/23/2016 9:04:55 PM
Gap, which has so far reached more than 40,000 women in 12 countries—and which pledges to reach 1 million by 2020—now offers P.AC.E. in community settings and even the factories of its competitors. For more on Change the World list, watch this Fortune ...
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 World is Watching: Teach the Evolution Controversy to Foster Science Literacy
Evolution News - 8/23/2016 1:45:17 AM
that the public has an adequate level of STEM literacy ... by scores on the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), a test for 15-year-olds given every three years, the U.S. ranks 27th out of 64 countries in science. That's not good enough.
Yugoslavia, rags to riches and then back to rags because inflation and an oil crisis.....
steemit.com - 8/30/2016 5:21:52 PM
Yugoslavia was third world before socialism ... During this time the life expectancy hit 72 years and literacy rate 90%. This country was sadly not anarchist, but it was more libertarian. Almost every try to stop the inflation was blocked.
UNGA Releases Documents on Poverty Eradication, Literacy, Marine Biological Diversity, Others
sd.iisd.org - 8/30/2016 4:24:36 PM
The report stresses it is critical to pay particular attention to addressing poverty in Africa and in the least developed countries (LDCs ... 71/177)' shares UNESCO's efforts to advance literacy across the world, including in the context of the education ...
Translating Arabic Speaking Countries: Oman
blog.globalizationpartners.com - 8/17/2016 1:30:55 AM
Oman, officially the Sultanate of Oman, is an Arab country with a strategic location on Persian Gulf at the southeast corner of the Arabian Peninsula. It is known as the oldest independent state in the Arab world ... The adult literacy rate is 87%.
In an information rich world, illiteracy has high costs
Bangor Daily News - 8/25/2016 3:26:07 PM
Low literacy costs Americans billions in lost job productivity ... It also involves a person being unaware of a particular subject or fields of thought in our world. It can mean feeling inferior and socially embarrassed in everyday conversations.
Literacy Aotearoa to hold giant game of Scrabble at Wellington Station
Stuff - 8/30/2016 3:52:59 AM
"It is a hidden, silent thing. In June an international study ranked New Zealand adults among the most literate in the OECD. New Zealand placed fourth in adult literacy skills out of 33 countries surveyed. However, more than a million working-age New ...
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 ...
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 ...
Vice President Inaugurates 2nd phase of the total e-Literacy programme in Kerala
India Education Diary - 8/30/2016 6:47:46 PM
I commend the government of Kerala for setting up this institution in the memory of Shri P N Panicker, who has left an indelible mark in the state and the rest of the country by his contributions to furthering the cause of literacy. I also appreciate that ...