Madagascar Literacy Rate 2000-2024

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.
  • Madagascar literacy rate for 2021 was 77.25%, a 0.57% increase from 2018.
  • Madagascar literacy rate for 2018 was 76.68%, a 5.11% 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.
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%
Madagascar Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2021 77.25% 0.57%
2018 76.68% 5.11%
2012 71.57% 7.09%
2009 64.48% 5.55%
2005 58.94% -11.75%
2000 70.69% -11.75%