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, 2019See also: Literacy map
How Kristi Yamaguchi is improving literacy for Pacific Islander and Latino kids amid the pandemic
NBC News - 10/24/2020 11:33:00 AM
How Kristi Yamaguchi is improving literacy for Pacific Islander and Latino kids amid the pandemic Kristi Yamaguchi has been busy during the pandemic. The Olympic-figure-skater-turned-philanthropist has been adapting to California’s remote-learning mandate in both her nonprofit work and her personal life.
Literacy and education for democracy: essential milestones to advance the SDGs during and beyond COVID-19
ReliefWeb - 10/9/2020 8:37:00 AM
During her presentation, UNESCO education chief called for increased funding as the 'current funding gap stands of 10 billion dollars in the 20 countries with adult literacy rates below 50%' is ...
APO Group Joins The UNESCO-Led Global Alliance For Partnerships On Media And Information Literacy
Peace FM Online - 10/30/2020 12:53:00 PM
African communications and business consultancy, announced today that it has joined the Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL) (bit.ly/34D5Uj5). Created by the United Nations Educational,
'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 ...
Governments Worldwide Have a Duty to Improve Public Cyber Literacy According to the Oliver Wyman Forum
Yahoo! News - 10/20/2020 2:32:00 PM
While almost 95 percent of cybersecurity issues can be traced back to human error, such as accidentally clicking on a malicious link, most governments have not invested enough to educate their citizens about the risks according to a new report from the Oliver Wyman Forum.
COUNTRY DIRECTOR UNESCO SAYS PAKISTAN AMBITIOUS IN ATTAINING 90% LITERACY TARGET UNDER VISION 2025
Radio Pakistan - 9/22/2020 12:13:00 PM
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 ...
COVID-19 Lockdown has frustrated Literacy Programmes in Uganda: Observation from the English for Adults Program of The Refugee Law Project
ReliefWeb - 10/29/2020 8:04:00 AM
While English is commonly spoken and is the official language of Uganda, over 75% of the refugees and asylum seekers in Uganda arrive unable to understand, speak, read or write in English. This complicates the life of refugees in Uganda because it disempowers them from being able to demand and defend their rights as well as locally integrate within the host communities.
Accra Platinum Lions Club commemorates World Literacy Day
Ghanaweb.com - 10/1/2020 6:41:00 PM
In commemoration of World Literacy Day, has been a day set aside ... 1.35 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in 207 countries and geographical areas around the world.
‘Lovecraft Country’: Is the HBO Series Historically Accurate?
The Cheat Sheet - 10/29/2020 11:05:00 AM
The basic premise of Lovecraft Country requires a certain amount of historical literacy. Based on a novel by Matt Ruff ... entertainment, and out of this world concepts. We also get to see how it compares to the types of horror that black Americans ...
Kristi Yamaguchi improves literacy for Pacific Islander, Latino kids amid pandemic
Yahoo! News - 10/24/2020 11:39:00 AM
Kristi Yamaguchi has been busy during the pandemic. The Olympic-figure-skater-turned-philanthropist has been adapting to California’s remote-learning mandate in both her nonprofit work and her personal life.