Burkina Faso Literacy Rate 1975-2024

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 2021 was 46.04%, a 6.69% increase from 2018.
  • Burkina Faso literacy rate for 2018 was 39.35%, a 4.75% 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.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Literacy Rate
Zimbabwe 89.70%
Tanzania 81.80%
Democratic Republic of Congo 80.02%
Uganda 79.00%
Madagascar 77.25%
Rwanda 75.90%
Burundi 74.71%
Nepal 71.15%
Malawi 67.31%
Mozambique 63.42%
Comoros 61.99%
Gambia 58.06%
Senegal 56.30%
Guinea-Bissau 52.89%
Sierra Leone 47.70%
Burkina Faso 46.04%
Benin 45.84%
Guinea 45.33%
Niger 37.34%
Afghanistan 37.27%
Chad 26.76%
Burkina Faso Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2021 46.04% 6.69%
2018 39.35% 4.75%
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%