Rwanda: Literacy rate

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 Rwanda

Literacy rate

 Latest value 75.90
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1978 - 2021
 Average 63.82
 Min - Max 38.24 - 75.90
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for Rwanda from 1978 to 2021. The average value for Rwanda during that period was 63.82 percent with a minimum of 38.24 percent in 1978 and a maximum of 75.9 percent in 2021. The latest value from 2021 is 75.9 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 39 countries is 91.79 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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