Niger 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.
  • Niger literacy rate for 2021 was 37.34%, a 2.29% increase from 2018.
  • 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.
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%
Niger Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2021 37.34% 2.29%
2018 35.05% 4.49%
2012 30.56% 1.89%
2005 28.67% 14.30%
2001 14.38% 14.30%