Functional illiteracy holds economies back

It costs the world

$1.19
trillion

per year1

Poor literacy affects us all, regardless of a nation's wealth of influence...

We are making progress

There is much still to do, and good reasons to do it

If we rise to the challenge of making the world more literate not only will we create a more affluent economy…

References

  1. http://www.worldliteracyfoundation.org/The_Economic_&_Social_Cost_of_illiteracy.pdf
  2. http://www.worldliteracyfoundation.org/why-literacy/
  3. http://unesco.de/dev/fileadmin/medien/Dokumente/Bildung/CONFINTEA_VI_Belem_Framework_for_Action_Final.pdf
  4. http://www.worldliteracyfoundation.org/The_Economic_&_Social_Cost_of_illiteracy.pdf
  5. http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2007/2007064.pdf
  6. http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/sites/default/documents/about-ofsted/speeches/Brighton%20College%20education%20conference%20speech%20-%20HMCI.pdf
  7. http://www.abs.givau/ausstats/abs@.nsf/Lookup/4228.0Main=Features202011-12
  8. http://www.uis.unesco.org/literacy/Pages/Literacy-adult-youth-2011.aspx
  9. http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0022/002256/225660e.pdf
  10. http://www.nesco.org/new/fileadmin/MULTIMEDIA/HQ/ED/pdf/Brazil.pdf
  11. http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0022/002256/225660e.pdf
  12. http://www.uis.unesco.org/literacy/Documents/fs26-2013-literacy-en.pdf
  13. http://www.worldliteracyfoundation.org/The_Economic_&_Social_Cost_of_illiteracy.pdf
  14. http://unesco.nl/sites/default/files/dossier/gmr_2013-4.pdf?download=1
  15. http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0022/002257/225787E.pdf