Madagascar Literacy Rate 2000-2021

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.
  • Madagascar literacy rate for 2018 was 74.80%, a 3.23% increase from 2012.
  • Madagascar literacy rate for 2012 was 71.57%, a 7.09% increase from 2009.
  • Madagascar literacy rate for 2009 was 64.48%, a 5.55% increase from 2005.
  • Madagascar literacy rate for 2005 was 58.94%, a 11.75% decline from 2000.
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%
Madagascar Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2018 74.80% 3.23%
2012 71.57% 7.09%
2009 64.48% 5.55%
2005 58.94% -11.75%
2000 70.69% -11.75%