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The official source of literacy data 

 

The UIS is responsible for monitoring international literacy targets associated with Education for All (EFA) and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Our literacy statistics are considered the standard for benchmarking progress globally and are featured in diverse reports, such as the EFA Global Monitoring Report, the World Development Indicators and the Human Development Report.

 

The UIS Data Centre contains literacy rates for youth and adults in more than 200 countries and territories. These data are based on population censuses and sample surveys. According to the UNESCO resolution of 1958, literacy is defined as the ability to both read and write, with understanding, a simple statement related to one's everyday life.

 

In addition, the UIS is working with a growing number of countries to produce data on literacy skills through the Literacy Assessment and Monitoring Programme (LAMP).  The unique design of LAMP instruments allows countries at all stages of development to measure a full range of reading and numeracy skills in diverse languages.

 

The UIS is a key partner in UNESCO’s Literacy Initiative for Empowerment (LIFE), which provides a framework for achieving the goals of the UN Literacy Decade (UNLD).

 What's New?

International Literacy Day 2013
Explore the new data through an interactive map featuring adult and youth literacy rates disaggregated by sex for regions and countries around the world.
 
New regional profiles on literacy
How does your region compare with others in terms of literacy rates? Consult our new regional profiles that present literacy rates by age and gender. Available in English and French, these electronic profiles are automatically updated to ensure that users have the most recent data available.
 

 The UIS and Literacy

International Goals

The UIS is the official data source to monitor Education for All and related targets of the Millennium Development Goals.

LAMP - Literacy assessment

Learn more about the Literacy Assessment and Monitoring Programme (LAMP), which is uniquely designed to measure reading and numeracy skills in countries at all stages of development.

 Did You Know...

Adult literacy rates range from 28.7% in Niger to nearly 100% in most developed countries.

 Literacy Resources

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