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There is much to celebrate. According to data from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), regional and global literacy rates have improved steadily over the past 50 years, particularly among...
06/09/2016
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Literacy rates continue to rise from one generation to the next. Yet according to new data from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, there are still 750 million illiterate adults, two-thirds of whom...
01/09/2017
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Six out of ten children and adolescents are unable to meet minimum proficiency levels in reading and mathematics, according to the UIS. A new paper presents the methodology used to produce these...
07/11/2017
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New data from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics show that 617 million children and adolescents worldwide are not achieving minimum proficiency levels in reading and mathematics. The figure signals...
21/09/2017
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The latest results of the large-scale reading assessments, PIRLS, will be launched by UNESCO and the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) on 5 December 2017...
29/11/2017
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The UIS has launched its 2019 data collection on literacy and educational attainment statistics to more than 200 Member States and territories. The data from these two questionnaires will be used to...
22/11/2018
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One-third of the way to the 2030 deadline for the Sustainable Development Goals, new projections prepared by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) and the Global Education Monitoring Report (GEMR...
09/07/2019