Ivory Coast: Literacy rate: For that indicator, UNESCO provides data for Ivory Coast from 1988 to 2012. The average value for Ivory Coast during that period was 40.05 percent with a minumum of 34.14 percent in 1988 and a maximum of 48.74 percent in 2000.
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World Bank definition: Adult (15+) literacy rate (%). Total is the percentage of the population age 15 and above who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life. Generally, ‘literacy’ also encompasses ‘numeracy’, the ability to make simple arithmetic calculations. This indicator is calculated by dividing the number of literates aged 15 years and over by the corresponding age group population and multiplying the result by 100.