Education and literacy are key drivers of economic development, reflecting a nation’s stock of human capital. Basic literacy and numeracy skills increase a person’s chances of finding paid employment and escaping poverty. The youth literacy rate reflects the quality of basic education and its degree of inclusiveness.
Values for Australia, Brazil, Mexico, China, India, Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia represent only the tropical regions of those nations.
Source : Barro and Lee Educational Attainment Dataset | Data : State of the Tropics Data