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
Why cyber-risk education is the new form of literacy countries must keep up with
ThePrint - 1/3/2021 2:58:00 AM
Increased internet use during the pandemic has increased our vulnerability to cybercrime. Yet, most lack the skills to keep themselves & their employers safe.
How a multilingual education model can help Pakistan increase literacy
Dawn - 1/14/2021 7:47:00 PM
A new report by The Citizens Foundation (TCF) and Thar Foundation has pointed out how countries like Pakistan — where people speak a host of regional and local languages — can adopt a ‘mother tongue-based multilingual education’ model to help increase their literacy rates.
Towards Climate and Environmental Literacy in Arab Countries
الشرق الأوسط - 1/3/2021 5:45:00 AM
Literacy is a term that refers to the indoctrination of the basic principles of reading and writing, which is essential to secure proper communication among humans. However, climate and environmental literacy is a new concept,
Saudi Arabia among top 10 countries in digital literacy: WEF report
MSN - 12/18/2020 5:42:00 AM
Saudi Arabia ranked among the top ten countries in digital literacy in a report by the World Economic Forum; the Saudi Press Agency has reported. The Kingdom joins other developed nations in the ...
Oak National Academy and the National Literacy Trust launch virtual school library to ensure access to books during school closures
fenews.co.uk - 1/17/2021 12:08:00 AM
National online classroom partners with National Literacy Trust (@Literacy_Trust) to provide free digital library Much-loved children’s authors offering free electronic copies of their work on weekly basis Oak National Academy,
'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 - 12/2/2020 9:47:00 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 ...
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
WEF: Saudi Arabia Among Top 10 Countries in Digital Literacy
Al Bawaba News - 12/17/2020 1:47:00 PM
Saudi Arabia ranked among the top ten countries in digital literacy in a report by the World Economic Forum, the Saudi Press Agency has reported. The Kingdom joins other developed nations in the ...