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
20 Countries That Have Smarter Kids Than America
INSIDER MONKEY - 1/4/2017 10:33:33 AM
While literacy rates are often good indicators ... you might prefer to read about the 34 Smartest Countries in the World. Now, let’s start with our list and see from which countries come the brightest minds of them all.
World Braille Day - celebrating literacy for blind people
patient.info - 1/4/2017 2:44:06 PM
Literacy - the ability to read and write - is vital to ... has been used by several English-speaking countries around the world, including the United States. In Canada, current banknotes have a raised Braille feature which enables the blind or sight ...
The Top 5 Happiest Countries In The World
lifehack.org - 1/10/2017 3:05:37 PM
very high literacy rates, and a relatively small income gap from top to bottom. Factor in a long life expectancy and a great work-life balance and it’s not difficult to see why Finland is one of the happiest countries in the world. If the city isn’t ...
The world’s most under-achieving countries
makewealthhistory.org - 1/11/2017 2:21:29 PM
PNG is famous for having the most languages in the world – 840 at the last count. How do you govern a country with that kind of diversity? How do you create any sense of national identity? Imagine the complexities of encouraging literacy or shaping a ...
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 ...
My country, my home
Deccan Herald - 1/7/2017 9:50:02 PM
Kerala, an early recipient of remittances from the Gulf, has had the highest literacy rates and the ... prevalent in the western world, has had a fillip from our travellers. Living in another country exposes one to new viewpoints and cultures.
Did media literacy backfire?
stopfake.org - 1/17/2017 1:14:07 AM
Anxious about the widespread consumption and spread of propaganda and fake news during this year’s election cycle, many progressives are calling for an increased commitment to media literacy programs ... snowflakes in the world. From the self-esteem ...
Global Survey of Educators Reveals Gap in Literacy Priorities
The Business Journal - 1/11/2017 3:47:23 PM
and experts across 75 countries. With over 60 years of experience, ILA has set the standard for how literacy is defined, taught, and evaluated. ILA collaborates with partners across the world to develop, gather, and disseminate high-quality resources ...
South Africa has one of the world’s worst education systems
The Economist online - 1/6/2017 1:27:09 AM
South Africa has the most unequal school system in the world, says Nic Spaull of the University of Stellenbosch. The gap in test scores between the top 20% of schools and the rest is wider than in almost every other country. Of 200 black pupils who start ...
Despite High Literacy Rate, Problems Recruiters Face are Increasing
www.thehrdigest.com - 1/14/2017 5:21:03 AM
Unemployment has been a challenge in almost all the countries of the world at some point or the other ... Despite the increase in the literacy rate and better professional skills, companies are finding it difficult to recruit efficient employees.
2016 Highlights in Responsible Digital Financial Inclusion
cfi-blog.org - 1/17/2017 4:30:22 PM
These new risks (summarised in Box 10) concern the need for a level regulatory playing field, transparency and disclosure in a digital world, product suitability ... The Principles provide the basis for country action plans to leverage digital technologies ...
Free WiFi on campuses by 2021: Palak
daily-sun.com - 1/14/2017 2:03:36 PM
"We are going to launch free WIFI in 37 public universities within a shortest possible time to make the students competence in world-standard ICT," he further ... supports to impart IT and basic computer literacy to 14,000 students under the ICT Division ...
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 most educated countries in the world
USA Today - 9/13/2014 12:19:43 PM
The percentage of adults performing at the highest literacy level exceeded that figure in ... the most actually get the least out of it." To identify the most educated countries in the world, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the 10 countries with the highest ...