Burundi Literacy Rate 1979-2020

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.
  • Burundi literacy rate for 2017 was 68.38%, a 6.81% increase from 2014.
  • Burundi literacy rate for 2014 was 61.57%, a 13.49% increase from 2008.
  • Burundi literacy rate for 2008 was 48.08%, a 11.22% decline from 2000.
  • Burundi literacy rate for 2000 was 59.30%, a 21.92% increase from 1990.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Literacy Rate
Burundi 68.38%
Mozambique 60.66%
Senegal 51.90%
Ethiopia 51.77%
Liberia 48.30%
Burundi Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2017 68.38% 6.81%
2014 61.57% 13.49%
2008 48.08% -11.22%
2000 59.30% 21.92%
1990 37.38% 14.88%
1979 22.51% 14.88%