A compilation of global education stats based on research from credible international sources


Gender equality

        • 132 million girls worldwide are out of school (2016). This includes 34.3 million girls of primary school age, 30 million girls of lower secondary school age, and 67.4 million girls of upper secondary school age.

          Source: UIS/GEM Report Fact Sheet 48, p.5

        • Girls are 1.5 times more likely than boys to be excluded from primary school. That’s 15 million girls of primary school age who will never have the opportunity to learn to read and write in primary school, compared to about 10 million boys

          Source: UIS/GEM Report Policy Paper 27/Fact Sheet 37, p.5