An Exploration into the Contributions of Literacy for Development: Focus on How Literacy is Necessary for Social, Economic and Health Development

Wondimu Tegegne


The concept of development is board which might include advancements in political, economic, social and cultural facets.  However, literacy is defined as something that enable individuals to be engaged in all those activities in which literacy is required for effective functioning of his/her group or society and it enable individuals to actively work for development of his/her society .Thus, Literacy is the key tool to make the workforce efficient. Thus, it can be said that literacy directly or directly enhances the working capabilities of people by providing them with the skills necessary for development. For this reason, literacy is considered as a central component of a country’s development. The main purposes of this article to explore how literacy is necessary in the development of a country by focusing on three pillars of development: Social, Economic and Health.

Keywords: Capabilities, Country, Development, Economical, Education, Health, Individual, Literacy

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