Central African Republic - School enrollment, secondary (gross), gender parity index (GPI)

School enrollment, secondary (gross), gender parity index (GPI) in Central African Republic was 0.673 as of 2017. Its highest value over the past 46 years was 0.673 in 2017, while its lowest value was 0.195 in 1973.

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: UNESCO Institute for Statistics (http://uis.unesco.org/)

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Year Value
1971 0.230
1972 0.206
1973 0.195
1976 0.217
1977 0.216
1978 0.265
1979 0.267
1980 0.343
1981 0.354
1982 0.352
1986 0.364
1987 0.400
1988 0.380
1989 0.406
1990 0.399
1991 0.412
1992 0.412
2001 0.532
2009 0.565
2011 0.558
2012 0.522
2016 0.650
2017 0.673

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.

Other Notes: Data retrieved via API in March 2019. For detailed information on the observation level (e.g. National Estimation, UIS Estimation, or Category not applicable), please visit UIS.Stat (http://data.uis.unesco.org/).

Statistical Concept and Methodology: This indicator 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


Topic: Education Indicators

Sub-Topic: Participation