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failed states Compared by Education > Literacy > Total population

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 our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Zimbabwe 90.7% 2003
2 Nigeria 68% 2003
3 Democratic Republic of the Congo 65.5% 2003
4 Sudan 61.1% 2003
5 Haiti 52.9% 2003
6 Central African Republic 51% 2003
7 Cote d'Ivoire 50.9% 2003
8 Yemen 50.2% 2003
9 Pakistan 49.9% 2005
10 Chad 47.5% 2003
11 Guinea-Bissau 42.4% 2003
12 Iraq 40.4% 2003
13 Somalia 37.8% 2001
14 Guinea 29.5% 2003
15 Afghanistan 28.1% 2000

Citation

"Countries Compared by Education > Literacy > Total population. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/group-stats/failed-states/Education/Literacy/Total-population

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