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
Norway was just ranked the happiest country in the world
Business Insider - 3/21/2017 3:01:20 PM
The country has one of the highest adult literacy rates in the world, too. For those reasons, the ranking doesn't come as much of a surprise. Norway jumped from #4 in 2016's report to first place this year, followed by Denmark, Iceland, and Switzerland.
This program has fed 40 million kids in the world’s poorest places. Trump wants to get rid of it
Washington Post - 3/20/2017 3:16:50 PM
has accused the president of threatening “one of the proudest achievements of my lifetime” — by cutting a program that has provided school meals to more than 40 million children in some of the world's poorest countries. The McGovern-Dole Food for ...
25 Countries With The Highest Literacy Rates
worldatlas.com - 3/20/2017 11:59:24 PM
According to the latest research on literacy and learning, we find many countries from all around the world with a literacy rate of more than 95 percent. To help readers learn more about the world leaders in this field, we have highlighted the countries ...
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 ...
Youth literacy has improved most in these countries
World Economic Forum - 3/23/2017 11:55:50 PM
On 25 September, 193 world leaders committed to the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Goal number four aims to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education for all, including a specific target for universal youth literacy by 2030. This target ...
Using Short Videos to Enhance Reading and Writing in the ELA Curriculum
knowledgequest.aasl.org - 3/30/2017 2:36:21 PM
Consider the emotional effect of Lennon’s lyrics, “Imagine there’s no countries ... in world history. The compilation evokes several themes, including man’s inhumanity to man and the horror and fruitlessness of war. Value of Visual Literacy ...
FirstBank Promotes Financial Literacy
guardian.ng - 3/29/2017 3:10:20 AM
First Bank of Nigeria Limited, is joining the rest of the world in celebrating ... communities and individuals across the country. Particularly, we would continue to engage our youth with the principles of financial literacy, fully aware that they will ...
World Vision wins prestigious Education Resources Award
wvi.org - 3/16/2017 11:56:59 PM
World Vision is a global Christian relief ... teacher training videos to enhance teacher training for its primary school literacy improvement programming in 27 developing countries. The videos were developed to support classroom management techniques ...
10 Countries with High Literacy Rate in the World
fedena.com - 1/15/2014 11:53:33 PM
Every country puts a lot of attention to the education sector for, no one can deny the importance of a high literacy rate behind a good overall performance of the nation. Countries which are considered to be developed, boasts a high literacy rate.
Three ladies on a unique road trip to London to promote literary mission
Webindia 123 - 3/30/2017 5:56:47 PM
XPD 24/70, a unique road trip to 24 countries in 70 days was flagged off here today by ... woman drivers who are driving an SUV from Coimbatore to London to promote the Literacy Mission of Rotary and the event was organised by all ladies Rotary Club ...
Among World's Happiest Countries, India Ranks A Low 122
graffiotech.com - 3/22/2017 1:27:06 PM
Where do we rank in global happiness? The country has one of the highest adult literacy rates in the world, too. We just keep winning. And then there's us. This makes SA the 54th unhappiest country of the 155 included in the UN-sponsored ranking.
Youth in Uganda Work Toward Lives as Job Creators, Not Job Seekers
kwhs.wharton.upenn.edu - 3/30/2017 7:01:12 PM
April is Financial Literacy Month in the U.S. To honor the importance ... Last summer, Uganda topped a Global Entrepreneurship Monitor ranking of the world’s most entrepreneurial countries. “Six in every 10 families in the places I have lived are ...
CBN Declares Tomorrow Financial Literacy Day
This Day Live - 3/28/2017 11:28:26 PM
Nwogugu pointed out that the financial literacy programme of the CBN ... of Junior Achievement Worldwide (JAWW), the world’s largest and fasted-growing non-profit educational organisation with a 121 country network. FCMB Expands Operations First City ...
The News Literacy Project
amle.org - 3/28/2017 1:48:37 PM
Since its introduction in May 2016, more than 6,000 educators who teach more than 615,000 students throughout the United States and in 44 other countries ... survive in today's world." Alan C. Miller is president/CEO of The News Literacy Project: How ...