Ed­u­ca­tion & train­ing of women

Adult Lit­er­acy The adult lit­er­acy rate, for those aged 15 years and older, in­creased from 76% in 1990 to 84% in 2012.

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Pri­mary ed­u­ca­tion

Good news

90% of chil­dren in de­vel­op­ing re­gions now en­joy pri­mary ed­u­ca­tion, com­pared to 80% in 1990. All de­vel­op­ing re­gions have achieved, or are close to achiev­ing, gen­der par­ity in pri­mary ed­u­ca­tion, whereby there are an equal num­ber of girls and boys en­rolled. Sec­ondary and Ter­tiary Ed­u­ca­tion

Good News Latin Amer­ica and the Caribbean take the lead on the num­ber of girls en­rolled at sec­ondary and ter­tiary school lev­els.

Chal­lenges More than 25% of chil­dren in de­vel­op­ing re­gions are likely to drop out of pri­mary school. More than half the world’s 58m out-of-school chil­dren are girls. A large num­ber of them live in Sub-Sa­ha­ran Africa, fol­lowed by South Asia.

Only 23% of poor, ru­ral girls com­plete their pri­mary ed­u­ca­tion in Sub-Sa­ha­ran Africa.



of coun­tries (with data) will not achieve gen­der par­ity in lower sec­ondary ed­u­ca­tion by 2015. Gen­der dis­par­i­ties still re­main in large parts of the world, in­clud­ing in Sub-Sa­ha­ran Africa, Ocea­nia and South and West Asia. For ex­am­ple, only 64 women are en­rolled for ev­ery 100 men at the ter­tiary school level in Sub­Sa­ha­ran Africa.

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