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Democratic Republic of the Congo - Adult (15+) literacy rate

77.0 (%) in 2016

In 2016, adult literacy rate for Democratic Republic of the Congo was 77 %. Though Democratic Republic of the Congo adult literacy rate fluctuated substantially in recent years, it tended to increase through 2001 - 2016 period ending at 77 % in 2016.

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What is adult literacy rate?

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.

What is Democratic Republic of the Congo adult literacy rate?

Date Value Change, %
2016 77.0 -0.23 %
2015 77.2 2.94 %
2012 75.0 22.57 %
2007 61.2 -8.88 %
2001 67.2

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