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
Financial Literacy Around the World: Top 10 Countries and the US
Yahoo! Sports - 4/20/2022 12:47:00 PM
Here we look at the top ten most financially literate countries from the Standard and Poor's Global Financial Literacy Survey, along with a snapshot of financial literacy in the United States.
Applications open today for a Global Youth Citizenship Program by World Literacy Foundation
Morningstar%2c Inc. - 5/9/2022 2:39:00 PM
The World Literacy Foundation is a not-for-profit striving to eradicate illiteracy by 2040. It works in 52 countries and reach 500 million people each year. 770 million people on the globe are ...
Financial literacy emerges key to financial inclusion at World Economic Forum session
Emirates News Agency on MSN.com - 5/24/2022 12:00:00 AM
Financial inclusion remains the first step towards personal and business wellbeing and is a pre-requisite to meet several goals under the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Despite this, over half the world is yet to gain equitable access to finance and this remains one of the biggest challenges facing the world today.