Infographic: Illiteracy worldwide
According to the 2013/14 UNESCO Education for All Monitoring Report, there are 781 million illiterate people worldwide. This means that around every tenth person in the world cannot read or write properly. Around 500 million illiterates live in only ten countries, as many as of half of them India. The Arabic States have made the greatest progress; their literacy rates have risen significantly during the last 20 years.
Get an overview of the topic of worldwide illiteracy in our infographics.
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Illiteracy in Germany
Germany has a population of over 80 million. Of these, about 7.5 million adults between the ages of 18 and 64 are ‘functionally illiterate’ and can barely read and write. But help is available for those affected.
Discussion about illiteracy in Germany and around the world
Would you have thought that also in Germany nearly every tenth inhabitant is affected by illiteracy, despite compulsory school attendance and good educational opportunities? More than half of them have a profession. While two thirds of the world-wide illiterates are women, in Germany, the proportions are reversed: 60 percent of those affected are men. What is the situation in your country? Join in the discussion in the Alumniportal Community about illiteracy in Germany and around the world!