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
The International Literacy Association Defines Unique Roles Of School-based Specialized Literacy Professionals
Financial Content - 10/8/2015 9:23:32 AM
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 ...
Five challenges prevent financial access for people in developing countries
The Guardian - 10/8/2015 3:42:55 PM
debit cards and credit – aren’t available to many in developing countries Financial products must be adapted to women’s needs, like enabling them to open their own account or improving their financial literacy. Photograph: World Bank Photo Collection ...
WORLD TEACHERS DAY: BEYOND THE FANFARE
P.M. News Nigeria - 10/8/2015 4:25:52 PM
The 2015 World Teachers’ Day celebration has come and gone. Expectedly, across the country, the day was marked with long ... all efforts to bring about the realization of the national mass literacy project would simply go down the drain.
Cameroon: 10 Literacy Centres to Be Constructed
AllAfrica - 10/8/2015 10:20:48 AM
She spoke in Kumbo, Bui Division recently at an event to mark International Literacy Day ... According to the Assistant Country Director of Nascent Solutions for Cameroon, Ndamo Chrispus, literacy is a human right and a means of maintaining peace ...
What do African Countries Lack to be Stable and Develop?
News of Rwanda - 10/6/2015 11:59:13 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 ...
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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
The Challenge of Financial Literacy
Greater Kashmir - 10/8/2015 8:43:34 PM
In his speech the RBI, Deputy Governor, S S Mundra says, "according to census 2011, out of 24.67 crore households in the country, only about 14.48 crore ... makes for an even more gloomy reading. "The World Bank Findex Survey (2012) points out that only ...
Indian student to represent UAE at World Education Games
Emirates247 - 10/9/2015 11:16:52 AM
The World Education Games (WEG) is back. Established in 2007, the online games currently has nearly 6 million students participating worldwide. This is a contest in literacy ... from different territories and countries. Students who win their regional ...
6 of top 10 world cities keying in 'porn' are Indian
Times of India - 10/8/2015 4:22:53 AM
Then in countries like United States and United Kingdom, many use different search engines," he said. However, Hatti also pointed out that the high number of porn surfers also shows poor internet literacy and low language skills among net users.
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 ...
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 ...