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
2021 World Conference on Science Literacy in Focus: Science Literacy for a Green Future
Yahoo - 12/6/2021 3:53:00 AM
On November 30, the 2021 World Conference on Science Literacy (WCSL) kick started in Beijing. With the theme of "Science Literacy for a Green Future", the conference invited esteemed decision-makers,
The Urgent Imperative For Corporations To Promote Financial Literacy In Communities Of Color
Forbes - 12/6/2021 4:00:00 AM
As a corollary, introducing financial literacy, and mentorship programs to underprivileged communities also serves to inculcate, inspire, and promote more economic prosperity and awareness. Financial literacy coupled with knowledge on racial equity investing- an investment strategy that seeks to advance racial equity while generating financial returns has a powerful catalytic potential to promote more entrepreneurship,
Nouakchott Declaration on Education in the G5 Sahel Countries
ReliefWeb - 12/5/2021 4:01:00 PM
English News and Press Release on Niger and 4 other countries about Education; published on 05 Dec 2021 by World Bank
CBN, banks to increase youth financial literacy
Politics Nigeria - 12/5/2021 12:00:00 AM
Technology is more accessible in today’s world, causing a shift from traditional banking services to more user-friendly mobile platforms with low fees, flexible rates, efficient services and a frequent supply of investment tips.
Why financial literacy is key for millennials
Mint - 12/7/2021 12:36:00 PM
Us millennials belong to a generation of highly inquisitive people, with copious levels of curiosity and a plethora of avenues to satiate it. What is lacking are proper mechanisms and informed guidance to better navigate through the various streams of information being thrown at us left and right.
China promotes global science literacy
China Daily - 12/1/2021 3:58:00 AM
Visitors view an exhibit at an academic science and technology exhibition in Tsinghua University in Beijing, April 25, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua] The Chinese scientific community will collaborate with international peers to promote science literacy,
Summary: Lawsuit by Rohingya refugees alleges Facebook algorithms led to Myanmar genocide.
MediaNama - 12/8/2021 1:13:00 PM
A class action complaint was filed on behalf of Rohingya refugees holding Facebook responsible for the Myanmar genocide of Rohingyas.
Vodafone Idea Foundation and Common Service Centres Academy Flag-Off a Mobile Van to Promote Digital and Financial Literacy
India Education Diary - 12/8/2021 3:30:00 AM
On the occasion of World Computer Literacy Day, Vodafone Idea Foundation (VIF), the CSR arm of Vi, and the CSC Academy, under the Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY), today flagged-off a mobile van
Dolly Parton brings Imagination Library to Estes Park
Estes Park Trail-Gazette - 12/2/2021 4:51:00 AM
Colorado Governor Jared Polis has declared November as Family Literacy Month and announced the expansion of the famed Dolly Parton Imagination Library across the state. “I am thrilled to announce