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Education

Definitions of the indicators

Adult literacy rate - Percentage of persons aged 15 and over who can read and write.

Gross primary or secondary school enrolment ratio - The number of children enrolled in a level (primary or secondary), regardless of age, divided by the population of the age group that officially corresponds to the same level.

Net primary school enrolment ratio - The number of children enrolled in primary school who belong to the age group that officially corresponds to primary schooling, divided by the total population of the same age group.

Net primary school attendance - Percentage of children in the age group that officially corresponds to primary schooling who attend primary school. These data come from national household surveys.

Primary school entrants reaching grade five - Percentage of the children entering the first grade of primary school who eventually reach grade five.

 

Main data sources

Adult literacy - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), including the Education for All 2000 Assessment.

 

Phone and Internet use - International Telecommunications Union, Yearbook of Statistics 1992-2001.

 

Primary and secondary school enrolment - UNESCO, including the Education for All 2000 Assessment.

 

Net primary school attendance - Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) and Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS).

 

Reaching grade five - Admin data: UNESCO Institute for Statistics, including the Education for All 2000 Assessment. Survey data: DHS and MICS.

 

Notes

-

Data not available.

x

Indicates data that refer to years or periods other than those specified in the column heading, differ from the standard definition, or refer to only part of a country.

y

Indicates data that differ from the standard definition or refer to only part of a country, but are included in the calculation of regional and global averages.

*

Data refer to the most recent year available during the period specified in the column heading.