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
20 Countries That Have Smarter Kids Than America
INSIDER MONKEY - 1/4/2017 10:33:33 AM
While literacy rates are often good indicators ... you might prefer to read about the 34 Smartest Countries in the World. Now, let’s start with our list and see from which countries come the brightest minds of them all.
Westport Country Playhouse to Launch New 'Story Explorers' Program
Broadway World - 1/13/2017 11:58:56 PM
Westport Country Playhouse, The Westport Library, and Westport Young Woman's League are partnering for a new, free-of-charge program, "Story Explorers," beginning in January, intended to promote childhood literacy while also enhancing children's ...
The Top 5 Happiest Countries In The World
lifehack.org - 1/10/2017 3:05:37 PM
very high literacy rates, and a relatively small income gap from top to bottom. Factor in a long life expectancy and a great work-life balance and it’s not difficult to see why Finland is one of the happiest countries in the world. If the city isn’t ...
Helping Bangladesh to move with its digital transformation roadmap
The Daily Star - 1/15/2017 6:41:35 PM
Bangladesh is a fast-growing economy, with a steady GDP of 7.1 percent; second highest in terms of growth rate in the world. We care deeply about inspiring ... digital transformation roadmap for each country, aligned to national priorities and designed ...
The world’s most under-achieving countries
makewealthhistory.org - 1/11/2017 2:21:29 PM
PNG is famous for having the most languages in the world – 840 at the last count. How do you govern a country with that kind of diversity? How do you create any sense of national identity? Imagine the complexities of encouraging literacy or shaping a ...
Global Survey of Educators Reveals Gap in Literacy Priorities
The Business Journal - 1/11/2017 3:47:23 PM
and experts across 75 countries. With over 60 years of experience, ILA has set the standard for how literacy is defined, taught, and evaluated. ILA collaborates with partners across the world to develop, gather, and disseminate high-quality resources ...
China's Zhou Youguang, linguist turned dissident, dies at 111
english.sina.com - 1/15/2017 11:06:27 PM
The proposal, named Pinyin -- "putting together sounds" -- is used in schools across China and has been instrumental in boosting the country's literacy rate from around ... which helped transform China into the world's second-largest economy.
The World’s 31 Mega-Cities
24/7 Wall ST - 1/3/2017 11:39:10 AM
People living in urban environments tend to have longer life expectancy and higher literacy rates ... and what share of a country’s population the city accounts for are also from The World’s Cities in 2016 report. These are the largest cities in ...
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 ...
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 ...
My country, my home
Deccan Herald - 1/7/2017 9:50:02 PM
Kerala, an early recipient of remittances from the Gulf, has had the highest literacy rates and the ... prevalent in the western world, has had a fillip from our travellers. Living in another country exposes one to new viewpoints and cultures.
Free WiFi on campuses by 2021: Palak
daily-sun.com - 1/14/2017 2:03:36 PM
"We are going to launch free WIFI in 37 public universities within a shortest possible time to make the students competence in world-standard ICT," he further ... supports to impart IT and basic computer literacy to 14,000 students under the ICT Division ...
Policy 4.0: Bringing the People on Board in a Digital World
The Huffington Post - 1/12/2017 12:25:46 PM
Continued innovation and falling prices should help to reduce disparities between and within countries in access to and use of digital ... manufacturing or the "manufacturisation" of the digital world - will require a new era in innovation and R&D policies ...
Despite High Literacy Rate, Problems Recruiters Face are Increasing
www.thehrdigest.com - 1/14/2017 5:21:03 AM
Unemployment has been a challenge in almost all the countries of the world at some point or the other ... Despite the increase in the literacy rate and better professional skills, companies are finding it difficult to recruit efficient employees.
South Africa has one of the world’s worst education systems
The Economist online - 1/6/2017 1:27:09 AM
South Africa has the most unequal school system in the world, says Nic Spaull of the University of Stellenbosch. The gap in test scores between the top 20% of schools and the rest is wider than in almost every other country. Of 200 black pupils who start ...