Burkina Faso Literacy Rate 1975-2021

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.
  • Burkina Faso literacy rate for 2018 was 41.22%, a 6.63% increase from 2014.
  • Burkina Faso literacy rate for 2014 was 34.60%, a 6.31% increase from 2007.
  • Burkina Faso literacy rate for 2007 was 28.29%, a 5.82% increase from 2006.
  • Burkina Faso literacy rate for 2006 was 22.47%, a 1.05% decline from 2005.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Literacy Rate
Eritrea 76.57%
Uganda 76.53%
Madagascar 74.80%
Rwanda 73.22%
Nepal 67.91%
Comoros 58.82%
Sierra Leone 43.21%
Afghanistan 43.02%
Benin 42.36%
Burkina Faso 41.22%
Central African Republic 37.40%
Mali 35.47%
Niger 35.05%
South Sudan 34.52%
Burkina Faso Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2018 41.22% 6.63%
2014 34.60% 6.31%
2007 28.29% 5.82%
2006 22.47% -1.05%
2005 23.52% 1.70%
2003 21.82% 8.97%
1996 12.85% -0.72%
1991 13.57% 4.74%
1975 8.83% 4.74%