Malawi: Literacy rate

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Literacy rate

 Latest value 68.08
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1987 - 2022
 Average 61.56
 Min - Max 48.54 - 68.08
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for Malawi from 1987 to 2022. The average value for Malawi during that period was 61.56 percent with a minimum of 48.54 percent in 1987 and a maximum of 68.08 percent in 2022. The latest value from 2022 is 68.08 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 44 countries is 77.72 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Definition: Adult literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15 and above who can both read and write with understanding a short simple statement about their everyday life.

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 Education spending, percent of GDP 3.32 2018 percent
 Education spending, percent of government spending 15.83 2018 percent
 Literacy rate 68.08 2022 percent
 Female literacy rate, ages 15-24 79.83 2022 percent
 Male literacy rate, ages 15-24 73.66 2022 percent
 Youth literacy rate, ages 15-24 76.79 2022 percent
 Student teacher ratio, primary school 58.68 2018 students per teacher
 Primary school completion rate 86.57 2021 percent
 School starting age, primary school 6 2022 years
 Female to male ratio, primary school pupils 1.03 2019 percent
 Female to male ratio, secondary school students 0.83 2019 percent
 Female to male ratio, students at tertiary level education 0.69 2022 percent
 Preprimary school enrollment 83.58 2015 percent
 Primary school enrollment 126.44 2022 percent
 Secondary school enrollment 35.33 2022 percent
 Tertiary school enrollment 2.70 2022 percent
 Trained teachers in primary education 90.81 2013 percent
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