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
Ghanaian Woman Honored By International Literacy Association
Modern Ghana - 9/29/2016 4:39:08 PM
The International Literacy Association (ILA), formerly known as the International ... researchers and experts across 75 countries. With 60 years of experience in the field, ILA believes in the transformative power of literacy to create more successful ...
Women Empowerment: Ghanaian woman honoured by International Literacy Association
pulse.com.gh - 9/30/2016 10:25:43 AM
Executive Director of the International Literacy Association (ILA ... This year’s ILA 30 Under 30 list of honorees consist ‘rising leaders’ from 12 countries and several sectors. The winners are made up of nonprofit leaders, classroom teachers ...
How Adult Literacy Boosts the Textile Sector in Liberia
good.is - 9/30/2016 9:57:05 AM
By using letters themselves—the foundation of reading and writing—Project Literacy examines ... a programme director at Alfalit International, an American charity operating globally, including Sub-Saharan African countries like Liberia.
Op-ed: Why Our World Needs Peace Literacy
altdaily.com - 9/28/2016 11:56:59 PM
Actually, it would probably get international media attention ... which is another reason why the survival and wellbeing of our country and planet depend on peace literacy. Human survival, along with the survival of most life on our planet, depends ...
One out of Five People in the World Cannot Read or Write
Business Wire - 9/28/2016 1:05:34 PM
1 World Literacy Foundation https://worldliteracyfoundation.org ... the BURGER KING ® system operates more than 14,000 locations in more than 100 countries and U.S. territories. Almost 100 percent of BURGER KING ® restaurants are owned and operated ...
Travel the world without leaving the room at Destination Global Literacy 2016
dailyhive.com - 9/28/2016 12:05:19 AM
Travel the world, and support global literacy in one night by attending Destination Global ... a global organization that supports literacy and gender equality through education in developing countries. Room to Read recently reached its goal of impacting ...
BISP recognized as World’s largest financial inclusion programme
timesofislamabad.com - 9/30/2016 10:11:24 AM
According to a press release issued here Friday, Chairperson BISP Marvi Memon has said that BISP was not only key to financial inclusiveness but also to literacy as well. Speaking at “International ... touch points across the country has become a major ...
Three Steps to Leverage World-Language Instruction for General Literacy Success
Education Week - 9/20/2016 11:34:51 AM
specifically—to refine K-8 literacy programs. International schools are full of dual language learners. Large groups of students arrive fluent in a school's host-country language (say, Chinese, at an international school in Shanghai, or Arabic at an ...
10 countries where standard of living is high
mediamaxnetwork.co.ke - 9/26/2016 9:43:20 PM
Routinely found to have among the most well educated students in the world, Australia can also brag about a 99 per cent literacy rate. Somewhat less impressive is that Australia is among the top in countries with obesity and smoking problems. That being ...
KP Yohannan led Believers Church completes nation-wide activities to mark World Literacy Day
Net India 123 - 9/19/2016 11:43:11 AM
Speaking on the occasion of World Literacy Day, Dr. K. P. Yohannan, Metropolitan of Believers Church said "In many parts of the country especially the North east there is a lack of trained teachers to provide quality education. Through our literacy ...
International Asheville brings the world to main street Oct. 2
Mountain Xpress - 9/29/2016 1:01:24 AM
There will also be exhibits from local organizations and businesses, such as Friendship Force Hendersonville, Xplore USA and the Literacy ... A world traveler himself, he recognizes that while not everyone has experienced a foreign country, many of us ...
Top 25 Developed and Developing Countries
Investopedia - 9/29/2016 7:49:25 AM
one of the highest in the world (second only to Norway). The Land Down Under boasts widespread industrialization, high literacy rates and quality health care for most of its citizens. Brazil is not a developed country. Though it has several characteristics ...
The 50th World Literacy Day
Business Recorder - 9/21/2016 2:36:47 AM
Pakistan has the world's second highest out-of-school population of children, second only to Nigeria. Regionally speaking, our 60-percent literacy rate is the second-lowest among all SAARC countries, after Afghanistan. Globally, this puts our rank at 139 ...
Library of Congress Literacy Award Winners Announced
cbcbooks.org - 9/27/2016 8:09:06 PM
Libraries Without Borders (LWB) supports community development in 20 countries around the world through the promotion of literacy. Each community’s needs are assessed and context-specific programs are developed to meet them. One of LWB’s signature ...
Reform in the Persian Gulf countries
blogforarizona.net - 9/28/2016 2:38:38 PM
The literacy rate in the GCC is now in the high 90% ... If the reform effort is handled poorly and popular discontent in the GCC countries reaches unmanageable levels, world oil supplies could be quickly affected. The United States and other world powers ...