Niger Literacy Rate 2001-2021

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.
  • Niger literacy rate for 2018 was 35.05%, a 4.49% increase from 2012.
  • Niger literacy rate for 2012 was 30.56%, a 1.89% increase from 2005.
  • Niger literacy rate for 2005 was 28.67%, a 14.3% increase from 2001.
  • Niger literacy rate for 2001 was 14.38%, a 14.38% increase from .
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%
Niger Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2018 35.05% 4.49%
2012 30.56% 1.89%
2005 28.67% 14.30%
2001 14.38% 14.30%