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
Vernon Rotary project increasing literacy halfway around the world
Castanet - 5/10/2021 6:48:00 PM
Vernon Rotarians are helping increase literacy halfway around the world. The Rotary Club of Vernon and Zimbabwe Project Society have teamed up to create 25 libraries in rural Zimbabwe, complete with books,
Op-ed: Make financial literacy in underserved communities a national priority
CNBC - 5/10/2021 12:29:00 PM
Household income was increasing and poverty declining before the pandemic. Now financial education is more important than ever to avoid a national crisis.
MARCHL: Establish Media Literacy Curriculum
The Hoya - 5/7/2021 3:58:00 AM
When the internet became widely available, billions of people gained access to an extremely powerful tool without the necessary training to navigate it. The anonymous, monetized and viral nature of the internet makes it a cesspool for misinformation and conspiracy theories.
Federal Govt, Stakeholders Partner Foundation On Advancing Literacy
LEADERSHIP Newspaper - 5/14/2021 5:46:00 PM
We're hoping that people understand our drive. We're all in this together and we need to start thinking from the heart and doing..,,,,
'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 ...
Literacy training continues for garment workers amid C-19
Khmer Times - 5/10/2021 10:58:00 PM
More than 2,000 garment workers in 12 provinces have attended the Factory Literacy Programme (FLP) to acquire basic functional literacy skills and to empower them to better understand their rights and responsibilities since 2016.
Pueblo schools prep for much-debated media literacy bill in the Colorado Legislature
The Pueblo Chieftain on MSN.com - 5/13/2021 6:40:27 PM
The Colorado Senate recently passed a media literacy bill that now will go back to the State House for a final vote.
Adolescence is a window of opportunity for improving health literacy
EurekAlert! - 5/11/2021 4:00:00 AM
A study by the University of Southampton has shown its LifeLab programme, aimed at improving adolescent health through hands-on learning, significantly increases young people's understanding of what it means to lead a healthy lifestyle.
The World Literacy Foundation Announces Open Call for a Local Literacy Ambassador
Middle East North Africa Financial Network - 4/2/2021 2:09:00 PM
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 ...
Alliance Data Supports Junior Achievement's Teen Financial Literacy Program by Funding Innovative Mobile App Courses
CSR Wire - 4/23/2021 7:45:00 PM
opening up a whole world of savings and investments for them. Working with pre-eminent partners and sponsors, Learn & Earn combines the best of FinTech and EdTech to redefine remote learning with courses that cover topics such as financial literacy ...