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, 2020See also: Literacy map
MDEC launches #SayaDigital movement to accelerate digitalisation in the country
malaymail - 4/12/2021 4:28:00 AM
“According to the World Digital Competitiveness Index 2020 report, Malaysia is ranked 26th and second best among the Asean countries, while the World ... creating awareness through digital literacy activities, conducting digital readiness assessments ...
The World Literacy Foundation Announces Open Call for a Local Literacy Ambassador
WBOC - 3/31/2021 9:08:00 AM
The Literacy Ambassador role is a 5-month leadership ... of 800 other young people globally to help reduce illiteracy rates in poorer countries” says Andrew Kay, CEO World Literacy Foundation. The World Literacy Foundation is delighted to announce ...
Dispelling misinformation, countering vaccine hesitancy vital to beat COVID-19, countries affirm
Armed robbery in Revesby - 4/7/2021 11:20:00 AM
Addressing misinformation and countering vaccine hesitancy features prominently in a political declaration launched at the United Nations
'Padhna Likhna Abhiyan' To Achieve Goal Of Total Literacy By 2030: Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal
NDTV - 9/8/2020 5:19:00 PM
"Literacy need not be viewed as an end in itself. This is particularly relevant to our country as large part of our population is under 35 years of age. This young population, entering into world ...
COUNTRY DIRECTOR UNESCO SAYS PAKISTAN AMBITIOUS IN ATTAINING 90% LITERACY TARGET UNDER VISION 2025
Radio Pakistan - 3/17/2021 3:39:00 AM
Country Director UNESCO in Pakistan Vibeke Jensen has said that Pakistan is ambitious in attaining 90 per cent literacy target under its vision 2025. In an exclusive interview with News and Current Affairs Channel of Radio Pakistan on World's Literacy Day ...
Ramsey Solutions and Mint Mobile Celebrate National Financial Literacy Month With Teacher Appreciation Giveaway
YAHOO!Finance - 4/1/2021 3:00:00 PM
Ramsey Solutions is launching a Teacher Appreciation Giveaway during National Financial Literacy Month in April.
Why financial literacy is being taught in schools across the country
Today - 6/3/2019 12:47:00 PM
In just the last few months, states such as New Jersey and Arizona have joined 20 other states to pass laws requiring schools to teach financial literacy ... for the real world.June 3, 2019
Generation Z majority left cold by data literacy
Computer Weekly - 3/23/2021 5:09:00 PM
They added: “Given this gap in understanding, it is not surprising that D/Natives don’t feel equipped to apply their subconscious and habitual data literacy skills to the real world.”
Led by donkeys: Bank boardrooms lack computer literacy
Finextra - 3/15/2021 12:00:00 AM
Based on an analysis of the professional backgrounds of nearly 2,000 directors of more than 100 of the world’s largest ... compared to those in other countries, such as Brazil, China, Russia ...