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
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 ...
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.
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 ...
Inside Amazon's, Facebook's and Google's self-serving 'philanthropy'
Computer World - 8/27/2016 3:56:33 AM
That's why the company pledged this week to donate more Kindle e-readers, Fire tablets and Kindle eBooks to developing countries in an effort to make the world a better place by expanding readership and promoting literacy. Amazon is collaborating with a ...
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 ...
Up to one in three adults lack 'basic skills' in the North East
The Shields Gazette - 8/29/2016 2:24:06 PM
In many Western countries young people outperform their older counterparts, but the JRF says that in England older adults achieve higher literacy and numeracy scores ... be taught skills “grounded in the real world” such as financial planning and ...
The Learning Exchange From Saint John, NB Awarded $20,000 as Top Winner of Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life Literacy Innovation Award
Marketwired - 8/30/2016 9:58:04 AM
"When looking at this year's winners, if there is one theme that emerges, it is that organizations across the country recognize the need to embed literacy and essential ... Your Grandchild's World and Health, Discipline and Self-Esteem: How to Contribute ...
Audio Adventures in the Classroom: 5 Engaging Podcasts
freespiritpublishingblog.com - 8/30/2016 12:14:04 PM
That leaves the other essential talents of speaking, listening, viewing, and representing (what we like to call #BIGLIT) underutilized and underrepresented in many classrooms across the country ... to read the world while developing their literacy skills.
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%.
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 ...
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.
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 ...