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Youth illiterate population


Bangladesh is the top country by youth illiteracy in the world. As of 2016, youth illiteracy in Bangladesh was 2.46 million that accounts for 28.46 % of the world's youth illiteracy. The top 5 countries (others are Democratic Republic of the Congo, Chad, Myanmar, and Indonesia) account for 96.95 % of it. The world's total youth illiteracy was estimated at 8.65 million in 2016.

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What is youth illiteracy?

Youth illiterate population. Total is the total number of youth between age 15 and age 24 who cannot both read and write with understanding a short simple statement on their everyday life.