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
International Culture, Childhood Literacy To Be Celebrated At Santa Clarita Public Library
Santa Clarita Radio - 4/24/2016 11:03:58 AM
International culture and childhood literacy will be celebrated next weekend at the Santa ... The event will take place from 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library, located at 18601 Soledad Canyon Road.
Ghana encouraged to eradicate illiteracy
Ghana Web - 5/4/2016 2:19:42 PM
He therefore urged the committee of representatives during the celebration of the World Book Day to ensure that every citizen in the country know the importance of books and literacy from the lay man to the literate. He also added that the coalition should ...
National education: Dismantling the literacy myth
The Jakarta Post - 5/2/2016 8:09:50 AM
Recent surveys include the 2011 Progress in International Reading Literacy Study ( PIRLS ) test, assessing fourth graders’ achievement in reading literacy, ranking Indonesia at 45th place out of the 48 participating countries, while the 2012 Program of ...
Qatar adult literacy rate highest in GCC: report
Gulf Times - 5/3/2016 9:51:51 PM
Finding that as per the 2015-2016 Global Competitiveness Report by World Economic Forum, Qatar was ranked second for the parameter of quality of higher education and training, and ninth for quality of primary education Alpen Capital said the country ...
Report Assesses Risks to World’s Shared River Basins
blogs.ei.columbia.edu - 5/3/2016 5:05:31 PM
Transboundary river basins cross international borders and are shared by two or more countries, which often makes managing ... access to water and sanitation, literacy rates and economic inequality (gini coefficients). The third indicator is a measure ...
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 ...
Comedy Classroom: Using comedy to promote literacy
BBC - 5/4/2016 11:56:32 AM
Turn personal observations and views of the world into a written and performed stand ... Grade C or above and our 16-24 year olds came 22nd out of the 24 countries measured for levels of literacy by the OECD. We therefore made literacy one of our campaign ...
Inspired to Action, World Leaders Aim to Ensure Education Opportunity For All Children
The Huffington Post - 5/2/2016 1:14:39 AM
These are the disparities of our world and the realities experienced by children and families in countries like Nepal ... million that are in school are not meeting basic proficiency in literacy and math. The cost of inaction on these 250 million alone ...
‘Supremacy of constitution essential for country's progress’
Daily Times - 5/4/2016 2:45:20 AM
The CM said that the government has now focused its attention to improve the literacy rate and primary education in the province. The provincial government in collaboration with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Programme has ...
First Bank: Approaching Youth Market through Financial Literacy
This Day Live - 4/23/2016 11:08:08 PM
the bank has to date covered over 40 secondary schools across the country, impacting over 20,000 students. In commemoration of the annual event and in continuation of the bank’s drive for financial literacy, First Bank adopted Tinuola International ...
SAP further commits to Francophone Africa Region by opening new office in Morocco
PC Tech Magazine - 5/3/2016 1:02:08 PM
“Making the world run better and improving peoples’ lives through ... The Ministry’s collaboration and similar commitment towards spreading digital literacy across the country is key to the viral success of Africa Code Week in Morocco and crucial ...
'Jurassic World' paired with Horner talk as Science on Screen series continues
Bozeman Daily Chronicle - 4/28/2016 6:05:44 AM
"Jurassic World" screenings at 3 and 7 p.m. open with ... BFS is one of only 23 independent non-profit cinemas from across the country awarded SoS grants to expand film and scientific literacy by creatively pairing screenings of popular culture and ...
2016 Innovations in Reading Prize winners make the world better, one book at a time
Mashable - 5/2/2016 12:56:10 PM
"They're not just using a book club as a way to build literacy skills, but they're establishing and strengthening relationships in the real world through a shared love ... alongside us in communities across the country, and who are helping people access ...
Mahatma Gandhi's message still relevant in today's world: President Pranab Mukherjee
Economic Times - 4/29/2016 4:34:28 PM
PORT MORESBY: The teachings of Mahatma Gandhi are still relevant in a world vexed with "intolerance and extremism ... knowledge and actual wisdom and between literacy and the real lessons that we learn from life. "We, in India, have tried to adhere ...
The U.S. May Be the World’s Richest Country, But It Ranks 14th in Financial Literacy
The Wall Street Journal - 11/18/2015 10:58:04 AM
... 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 survey of this scope, Standard ...