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
How many of the 10 fattest countries are Muslim?
Muslim Village - 6/23/2016 2:24:49 PM
It’s no secret that the world has been consistently getting more and more ... other issues that the United States struggles with when compared to similar western countries, such as literacy, equality, and safety. The good news for the United States ...
WLU Master’s Degree Program Earns Dyslexia Accreditation
The Intelligencer - 6/25/2016 4:49:47 AM
West Liberty University is one of nine universities in the country that received accreditation ... These include Structured Literacy Teacher and Structured Literacy Interventionist certifications. An international, nonprofit, scientific and educational ...
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 ...
Writing for a better world
The Surrey Leader - 6/11/2016 6:53:46 AM
One of the top ten winners of World Literacy Canada’s 2016 Write for a Better World ... were chosen out of roughly 1,000 submissions from across the country, and were hand-picked by 2016 guest judge and 2015 TD Canadian Children's Literature Award ...
San Francisco’s Room to Read Teams Up With Classy As it Prepares For International Fundraising Expansion
crowdfundinsider.com - 6/13/2016 5:42:48 PM
The organization noted that this system will supposedly eliminate the need for international non-profits to create duplicate campaigns or have multiple products for each country that its supporters come from. It will also give them flexibility to customize ...
EU Strategic Communication with the Arab World
eubulletin.com - 6/24/2016 10:56:03 AM
Meanwhile, the instability in the Middle East and North African countries has become ... activities in the Arab world, and focusing on strategic communications in Syria, the development of journalism, media literacy and other topics.
Financial Literacy: Mercy Corps, MasterCard partner to train young Nigerian women
World Stage - 6/21/2016 9:19:23 AM
According to the World Bank ... and education to boost their financial literacy, leadership skills and economic opportunities, we can help them see that a bright future is possible,” says Iveta Ouvry, Nigeria Country Director for Mercy Corps.
World Bank Approves US$ 63 Million for the Socio-Economic Empowerment of Adolescent Girls and Young Women in Jharkhand, India
UN News Centre - 6/24/2016 7:45:45 PM
“The benefits of a country’s demographic ... Financial literacy – This module would help teach numeracy, saving, budgeting, and accessing credit and financial institutions. The credit is from the International Development Association (IDA ...
Raquel Hickey appointed new director of development by Alfalit International
Miami's Community Newspapers - 6/22/2016 9:35:30 PM
Alfalit International Inc., a Miami-based nonprofit organization committed to promoting literacy and education across the globe ... community development for disadvantaged populations in 24 countries throughout Africa, Latin America, Europe and the ...
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 ...
San Francisco-Based Room to Read Taps Classy for International Fundraising Expansion
Virtual-Strategy Magazine - 6/13/2016 7:08:42 PM
It will also give them much needed flexibility to customize receipting and route funds by country ... has a large base of international supporters, both corporations and individuals, who support the organization’s programs in Literacy and Girls ...
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Busbyway - 6/20/2016 10:39:19 AM
The website also has a strong philanthropic component, with the Reader’s Legacy Children’s Literacy ... the World. It is a parable used to impart the sales training lessons Ken has learned over his lifetime. Ken loves travel and has been to 40 ...
World Refugee Day
cdc.gov - 6/20/2016 2:06:54 PM
They also help countries ... are tailored for low literacy populations by using minimal text and visual cues to portray seasonal flu information." The current global refugee crisis has created an urgency for building domestic and international capacity ...
British millennials like me are the real losers in the Brexit vote
Washington Post - 6/24/2016 8:28:42 PM
Overnight, my generation has lost the right to call ourselves Europeans, as well as the right to live, love and work in the 27 other countries of the European ... on the part of baby boomers across the world. Soon after came austerity measures that ...
WORLD LITERACY DAY: Is education for all feasible by 2015?
Vanguard - 9/6/2012 1:50:32 AM
The connection between literacy and peace is that it is harder to establish or sustain a literate environment in unstable democracies or conflict-affected countries. Activities lined up to celebrate the day include high-level international round table on ...