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
International Literacy Day — Top 10 countries with the highest literacy rate in 2022
MSN - 9/8/2022 2:13:00 AM
While low level of literacy remains a huge problem in many low-income and conflict-marked countries across the world, other countries have managed to build up substantial educational ...
The Country Where You Live Impacts Password Choices
Dark Reading - 9/29/2022 8:32:00 PM
Literacy, levels of personal freedom, and other macro-social factors help determine how strong average passwords are in a given locale, researchers have found.
World Literacy Day 2022: All You Need to Know About Theme, History And Significance
NDTV - 9/8/2022 3:31:00 AM
On October 26, 1966, UNESCO declared International Literacy Day will be celebrated on September 8 every year. The decision was taken because many countries across the world faced serious issues ...
Over 30,000 children across the country to be supported in literacy program
MyJoyOnline - 9/11/2022 7:29:00 PM
The Compassion International Ghana, in collaboration with the World Readers Program, is set to support about 30,000 children across the country in literacy programs and other related issues.
International Literacy Day: Some facts about literacy in India and the world
MSN - 9/8/2022 2:45:00 AM
and even within regions of a particular country remain. This International Literacy Day, let’s take a look at some interesting facts about literacy rates around the world: Read all the Latest ...
6 Teens Who Make The World A Better Place
Forbes - 9/28/2022 3:00:00 PM
Six teens from around the world are dedicated to improving it. Mychal-Bella Bowman is an actress and philanthropist. Meera Ramakrishnan offers clean water. Armita Hosseini teaches finance. Rania Zuri promotes literacy.
Enabling the Digital Literacy Generation for a Stronger Indonesian Economy
Yahoo Finance - 9/26/2022 12:00:00 PM
As proclaimed by UNESCO in 1966, World Literacy Day aims to remember the importance of literacy ... which is eight times faster than the country's GDP growth. However, at the moment, Indonesia is utilizing just 1% digital talent, while the minimum total ...
World Literacy Day: Institutions Urged To Prioritise Digital Learning
LEADERSHIP Newspaper - 9/9/2022 7:46:00 PM
ICT experts made the call in a discussion to mark the 2022 World Literacy Day ... ICT content to secondary school teachers across the country. With courses spanning Digital Electronics (Basic ...
JANIE AND JACK DEBUTS 'PAJAMAS FOR GOOD' PROGRAM WITH ROOM TO READ PARTNERSHIP IN SUPPORT OF WORLD LITERACY DAY
Morningstar%2c Inc. - 9/1/2022 6:04:00 PM
In celebration of World Literacy Day, Shannon Hesel ... has benefited more than 32 million children and has worked in 21 countries and in more than 49,000 communities, providing additional ...