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
Playing catch-up: The literacy program helping kids start school on the right foot
Australian Broadcasting Corporation on MSN.com - 4/15/2021 2:34:22 AM
This playgroup is encouraging parents and children in south-west Sydney to read, sing and learn — in whatever language they can.
Understanding How to Use Data Can Boost Business Profits by 6%
Business Wire - 4/13/2021 3:00:00 PM
As a result, many in the workforce have access to new data sources, which could lead to a world of opportunities. The new data literacy assessment will give ... to eight million candidates in 170 countries every year. The Group is the parent body of ...
Founder of $16 Billion Ariel Investments Created a School to Teach Kids Financial Literacy Through Stocks
Black Enterprise - 4/12/2021 10:54:00 PM
John W. Rogers, Jr. launched a school to expose inner-city kids to valuable financial literacy concepts. The curriculum has been a huge success
'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 ...
The World Literacy Foundation Announces Open Call for a Local Literacy Ambassador
WBOC - 3/31/2021 10:17:00 AM
The Literacy Ambassador role is a 5-month ... globally to help reduce illiteracy rates in poorer countries” says Andrew Kay, CEO World Literacy Foundation. The World Literacy Foundation is ...
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 ...
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.”
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
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 ...