Democratic Republic of Congo Literacy Rate 2001-2024

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.
  • Democratic Republic of Congo literacy rate for 2021 was 80.02%, a 2.98% increase from 2016.
  • Democratic Republic of Congo literacy rate for 2016 was 77.04%, a 2.03% increase from 2012.
  • Democratic Republic of Congo literacy rate for 2012 was 75.02%, a 13.81% increase from 2007.
  • Democratic Republic of Congo literacy rate for 2007 was 61.21%, a 5.97% decline from 2001.
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%
Democratic Republic of Congo Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2021 80.02% 2.98%
2016 77.04% 2.03%
2012 75.02% 13.81%
2007 61.21% -5.97%
2001 67.17% -5.97%