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
The World Education Games Brings Together 8MM Students From 30,000 Schools in 200 Countries and Challenges Kids in Math, Literacy and Science
The Business Journal - 9/21/2015 1:54:14 PM
NEW YORK, Sept. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Education Games (WEG), the world's largest education competition which brings together 8MM students from 30,000 schools in 200 countries to challenge kids in math, literacy and science, is getting ready ...
The power of literacy
NATIONAL MIRROR - 9/21/2015 11:41:12 PM
The E9 Countries hosts more than 53 percent of the world’s illiterate population ... In today’s economic and technologically exploding climate, literacy is a key to unlocking the economic opportunities of a country. Nigeria recognized the power ...
Malaysia passes per capita GDP milestone en route to developed country status
EIN Newsdesk - 9/29/2015 3:10:38 PM
GSIAC, Malaysia's "kitchen cabinet" of national and international sustainable development advisors, is mandated with helping the country achieve $15,000 per ... to promote "hands-on" science education and literacy. They highlighted as well the opportunity ...
No country for dissidence
The Tribune India - 9/29/2015 7:06:52 PM
The country awaits any meaningful intervention by the Indian Government in this huge international catastrophe concerning ... The war against critical thinking and public literacy gains in its validity in view of the constructed nature of the aggressive ...
Africa Code Week Spreading Digital Literacy For African Youth
AFKinside - 10/2/2015 3:57:11 PM
is a continent-wide initiative to spread digital literacy and simplify access to coding education for young people. Online sessions and hundreds of free coding workshops have been organized for children and youth aged 8 to 24 in 17 countries: Benin ...
Is this the era of tech diplomacy? Silicon Valley’s big week with world leaders.
The Christian Science Monitor - 9/27/2015 11:55:34 PM
But the two most populous countries in the world differ in their technology goals ... in addition to digitizing government services and increasing “digital literacy.” Modi believes Internet access is key to lifting people out of poverty, a belief ...
The Jefferson Awards Foundation Partners with generationOn and One World Play Project to Generate Maximum Impact with Youth-Driven Service Projects
Busbyway - 10/1/2015 10:43:25 AM
Through LEAD360, the organization partners with nonprofits across the country to combat three social issues per year and in 2015 they focused on hunger and poverty, health and wellness, and education and literacy ... campaign and One World Play donated ...
Here Are The U.N.'s Global Goals That Will (Hopefully) Change The World In 15 Years
Co.EXIST - 9/27/2015 11:55:34 PM
The countries of the world to set ambitious (and perhaps impossible ... 103 million youth worldwide lack basic literacy skills, and more than 60 per cent of them are women. This goal aims to ensure free, quality primary and secondary education to all ...
On a quest for ‘world-class library service’
Shreveport Times - 10/1/2015 11:00:43 PM
Tuggle is excited to brainstorm library ideas from other parts of the country, ranging from “Learn Through Play” centers for children ages six and younger, workforce development centers, computer literacy ... bandwidth in the world, yet without a ...
Rainbow PUSH & Chevrolet Launch National Financial Literacy Campaign
Financial Content - 10/1/2015 10:36:15 AM
"For over forty years, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition has been committed to leveling the social and economic playing field in this country and around the world," said the Rev ... at various levels of financial literacy. Participants can expect to walk away ...
U.N. summit fails world’s poor
Workers World - 9/28/2015 11:54:23 PM
The goals of reducing poverty, hunger, increasing literacy and solving the climate ... maximize profits and restructure the developing countries more tightly into their economic web — not to redistribute the world’s wealth. International convocations ...
Pleasanton Library Seeks Literacy Tutors
Patch - 9/29/2015 3:03:29 PM
Students come to the Pleasanton Library from all over the world. Most English language learners possess basic English skills and many have studied English is their home country ... 3.4 million adults with below basic literacy skills.
Financial literacy: World's top 20 nations, India lags
Rediff India Abroad - 6/14/2012 12:55:39 PM
As per the 'Global Financial literacy barometer', India is ranked 23rd among the 28 countries surveyed ... places that parents talk with their kids about money, says the Visa's International Financial Literacy Barometer. Click NEXT to read more...
International Literacy Day observed
Dhaka Tribune - 9/8/2015 8:57:40 PM
... out in Satkhira town yesterday led by the district administration Photo- DHAKA TRIBUNE International Literacy Day-2015, was observed across the country yesterday to emphasize the importance on ‘Literacy and Sustainable Societies’. Our ...
Celebrating International Literacy Day
Fairfield Sun - 9/10/2015 5:56:20 PM
American adults scored significantly lower than 13 of those countries and below the international average. September 8 was International Literacy Day, a good time to consider the importance of literacy skills, internationally and here in Bridgeport.