Mali Literacy Rate 1976-2021

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.
  • Mali literacy rate for 2018 was 35.47%, a 2.4% increase from 2015.
  • Mali literacy rate for 2015 was 33.07%, a 2.45% increase from 2011.
  • Mali literacy rate for 2011 was 30.62%, a 0.48% decline from 2010.
  • Mali literacy rate for 2010 was 31.10%, a 4.92% increase from 2006.
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%
Mali Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2018 35.47% 2.40%
2015 33.07% 2.45%
2011 30.62% -0.48%
2010 31.10% 4.92%
2006 26.18% 2.18%
2003 24.00% 4.96%
1998 19.05% 9.61%
1976 9.43% 9.61%