School enrollment, secondary (gross), gender parity index (GPI) - Country Ranking

Definition: Gender parity index for gross enrollment ratio in secondary education is the ratio of girls to boys enrolled at secondary level in public and private schools.

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics.

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

Find indicator:
Rank Country Value Year
1 Lesotho 1.37 2014
2 Suriname 1.31 2013
3 South Africa 1.26 2013
4 Tuvalu 1.25 2014
5 Libya 1.18 2006
6 Armenia 1.17 2009
7 Honduras 1.17 2014
8 Namibia 1.16 2007
9 Uruguay 1.14 2010
10 Belgium 1.14 2013
11 Cabo Verde 1.14 2014
12 Sweden 1.13 2013
13 Nicaragua 1.13 2010
14 Samoa 1.12 2014
15 Andorra 1.11 1983
16 Fiji 1.11 2012
17 Dominican Republic 1.11 2014
18 United Arab Emirates 1.11 1999
19 Kiribati 1.10 2008
20 Colombia 1.10 2009
21 São Tomé and Principe 1.10 2013
22 Philippines 1.10 2013
23 Finland 1.09 2013
24 Bangladesh 1.08 2013
25 Jamaica 1.08 2014
26 Timor-Leste 1.08 2014
27 Kuwait 1.08 2013
28 Venezuela 1.08 2014
29 Argentina 1.08 2013
30 Thailand 1.07 2013
31 Rwanda 1.07 2013
32 Trinidad and Tobago 1.07 2004
33 Dominica 1.07 2011
34 Bhutan 1.07 2014
35 Mexico 1.07 2013
36 Paraguay 1.07 2012
37 Panama 1.06 2013
38 Puerto Rico 1.06 2013
39 New Zealand 1.06 2013
40 Nepal 1.06 2014
41 Palau 1.06 2014
42 Botswana 1.06 2013
43 Costa Rica 1.05 2014
44 The Bahamas 1.05 2010
45 Jordan 1.05 2012
46 Tunisia 1.05 2011
47 Sri Lanka 1.05 2013
48 United Kingdom 1.04 2013
49 Belize 1.04 2013
50 Ecuador 1.04 2014
51 Bahrain 1.04 2006
52 Croatia 1.04 2012
53 Comoros 1.04 2013
54 Algeria 1.04 2011
55 Cuba 1.03 2014
56 Tonga 1.03 2013
57 St. Kitts and Nevis 1.03 2014
58 San Marino 1.03 2012
59 Luxembourg 1.03 2013
60 Barbados 1.03 2014
61 Myanmar 1.03 2014
62 Kazakhstan 1.03 2014
63 Mongolia 1.03 2014
64 Serbia 1.02 2014
65 Denmark 1.02 2013
66 Mauritius 1.02 2014
67 Seychelles 1.02 2014
68 Ireland 1.02 2013
69 Israel 1.02 2013
70 China 1.02 2013
71 Chile 1.02 2013
72 Slovak Republic 1.02 2013
73 Syrian Arab Republic 1.01 2014
73 Oman 1.01 2012
75 Moldova 1.01 2013
76 Antigua and Barbuda 1.01 2014
77 India 1.01 2013
78 United States 1.01 2013
79 Montenegro 1.01 2012
80 Kyrgyz Republic 1.01 2014
81 Czech Republic 1.01 2013
82 France 1.01 2013
83 Lebanon 1.01 2013
84 Spain 1.00 2013
85 Japan 1.00 2013
86 Georgia 1.00 2014
87 Hungary 1.00 2013
88 Cyprus 1.00 2014
89 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 1.00 2009
90 Brunei 1.00 2014
91 Vanuatu 1.00 2010
92 Peru 1.00 2014
93 Slovenia 1.00 2013
94 Canada 1.00 2012
95 St. Lucia 0.99 2014
96 Azerbaijan 0.99 2014
97 Bolivia 0.99 2013
98 Iceland 0.99 2012
99 El Salvador 0.99 2013
100 Guyana 0.99 2012
101 Estonia 0.99 2013
102 Uzbekistan 0.99 2011
103 Iran 0.99 2014
104 Korea 0.99 2014
105 Netherlands 0.99 2013
106 Russia 0.99 2013
107 Portugal 0.98 2013
108 Romania 0.98 2013
109 Belarus 0.98 2014
110 Egypt 0.98 2013
111 Swaziland 0.98 2013
112 Italy 0.98 2013
113 Madagascar 0.98 2014
114 Grenada 0.98 2013
115 Ukraine 0.98 2014
116 Macao SAR, China 0.98 2014
117 Macedonia 0.98 2012
118 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 0.97 2014
119 Switzerland 0.97 2012
120 Indonesia 0.97 2013
121 Norway 0.97 2013
122 Zimbabwe 0.97 2012
123 Turkey 0.97 2013
124 Latvia 0.97 2013
125 Bulgaria 0.97 2014
126 Poland 0.96 2013
127 Turkmenistan 0.96 2014
128 Hong Kong SAR, China 0.96 2014
129 Greece 0.96 2013
130 Lithuania 0.96 2013
131 Austria 0.95 2014
132 The Gambia 0.95 2010
133 Germany 0.95 2013
134 Australia 0.95 2013
135 Solomon Islands 0.94 2012
136 Guatemala 0.94 2014
137 Ghana 0.94 2014
138 Kenya 0.93 2012
139 Albania 0.93 2014
140 Mozambique 0.92 2014
141 Tanzania 0.91 2013
142 Mauritania 0.91 2014
143 Senegal 0.91 2011
144 Sudan 0.91 2012
145 Lao PDR 0.91 2014
146 Ethiopia 0.91 2012
147 Malawi 0.91 2014
148 Tajikistan 0.90 2013
149 Vietnam 0.90 1998
150 Qatar 0.89 2011
151 Nigeria 0.89 2010
152 Malta 0.89 2014
153 Gabon 0.88 1999
154 Burkina Faso 0.87 2014
155 Uganda 0.87 2013
156 Congo 0.87 2012
157 Cambodia 0.85 2008
158 Morocco 0.85 2012
159 Sierra Leone 0.85 2013
160 Cameroon 0.85 2014
161 Liechtenstein 0.85 2012
162 Burundi 0.85 2014
163 Djibouti 0.81 2014
164 Eritrea 0.80 2013
165 Pakistan 0.79 2014
166 Liberia 0.78 2014
167 Saudi Arabia 0.76 2014
168 Mali 0.76 2014
169 Papua New Guinea 0.76 2012
170 Iraq 0.75 2007
171 Equatorial Guinea 0.72 2005
172 Côte d'Ivoire 0.71 2014
173 Niger 0.70 2014
174 Yemen 0.69 2013
175 Benin 0.68 2014
176 Guinea 0.66 2014
177 Angola 0.65 2011
178 Dem. Rep. Congo 0.62 2014
179 Zambia 0.59 1988
180 Afghanistan 0.56 2014
181 Guinea-Bissau 0.55 2000
182 Togo 0.53 2007
183 Central African Republic 0.51 2012
184 Somalia 0.46 2007
185 Chad 0.46 2012

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Development Relevance: The Gender Parity Index (GPI) indicates parity between girls and boys. A GPI of less than 1 suggests girls are more disadvantaged than boys in learning opportunities and a GPI of greater than 1 suggests the other way around. Eliminating gender disparities in education would help increase the status and capabilities of women.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Ratio of girls to boys gross enrollment ratio in secondary school is calculated by dividing female gross enrollment ratio in secondary education by male gross enrollment ratio in secondary education. Data on education are collected by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics from official responses to its annual education survey. All the data are mapped to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) to ensure the comparability of education programs at the international level. The current version was formally adopted by UNESCO Member States in 2011. The reference years reflect the school year for which the data are presented. In some countries the school year spans two calendar years (for example, from September 2010 to June 2011); in these cases the reference year refers to the year in which the school year ended (2011 in the example).

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual