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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