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Mali - Adult (15+) literacy rate

35.5 (%) in 2018

In 2018, adult literacy rate for Mali was 35.5 %. Adult literacy rate of Mali increased from 19 % in 1998 to 35.5 % in 2018 growing at an average annual rate of 11.27%.

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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 Mali adult literacy rate?

Date Value Change, %
2018 35.5 7.27 %
2015 33.1 -1.47 %
2011 33.6 7.91 %
2010 31.1 18.81 %
2006 26.2 9.07 %
2003 24.0 26.02 %
1998 19.0 101.88 %
1976 9.4

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