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

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Lesotho 1.36 2015
2 Tuvalu 1.28 2015
3 Suriname 1.27 2015
4 South Africa 1.27 2014
5 Qatar 1.26 2015
6 Honduras 1.19 2015
7 Libya 1.18 2006
8 Kuwait 1.16 2015
9 Namibia 1.16 2007
10 Sweden 1.14 2015
11 Belgium 1.14 2015
12 São Tomé and Principe 1.13 2016
13 Nicaragua 1.13 2010
14 Bangladesh 1.13 2015
15 Cabo Verde 1.12 2015
16 United Arab Emirates 1.12 1998
17 Samoa 1.11 2015
18 Andorra 1.11 1983
19 Fiji 1.11 2012
20 Uruguay 1.11 2014
21 Kiribati 1.10 2008
22 Dominican Republic 1.10 2015
23 Philippines 1.10 2013
24 Finland 1.09 2015
25 Botswana 1.09 2008
26 Tonga 1.09 2014
27 Azerbaijan 1.09 1997
28 Rwanda 1.09 2015
29 Malaysia 1.08 2015
30 Venezuela 1.08 2015
31 Nepal 1.07 2016
32 Jamaica 1.07 2015
33 Panama 1.07 2014
34 Timor-Leste 1.07 2015
35 Seychelles 1.07 2015
36 Colombia 1.07 2015
37 Trinidad and Tobago 1.07 2004
38 Malta 1.07 2015
39 Bhutan 1.07 2014
40 Comoros 1.07 2014
41 Oman 1.07 2015
42 Argentina 1.07 2014
43 Paraguay 1.07 2012
44 Mexico 1.07 2014
45 Puerto Rico 1.06 2014
46 Jordan 1.06 2014
47 Vanuatu 1.06 2015
48 New Zealand 1.06 2015
49 St. Kitts and Nevis 1.05 2015
50 The Bahamas 1.05 2010
51 Brazil 1.05 2015
52 Croatia 1.05 2015
53 Mauritius 1.05 2015
54 Tunisia 1.05 2011
55 Sri Lanka 1.05 2013
56 Cuba 1.05 2015
57 United Kingdom 1.04 2014
58 Iceland 1.04 2013
59 Costa Rica 1.04 2015
60 Denmark 1.04 2015
61 Ecuador 1.04 2016
62 Algeria 1.04 2011
63 Ireland 1.03 2015
64 San Marino 1.03 2012
65 Barbados 1.03 2014
66 China 1.03 2015
67 Myanmar 1.03 2014
68 Kazakhstan 1.03 2016
69 Belize 1.02 2015
70 Luxembourg 1.02 2014
71 Mongolia 1.02 2015
72 Antigua and Barbuda 1.02 2015
73 Nauru 1.02 2014
74 United States 1.02 2014
75 Kyrgyz Republic 1.02 2015
76 Serbia 1.01 2015
77 Chile 1.01 2015
78 India 1.01 2015
79 Netherlands 1.01 2015
80 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 1.01 2015
81 Armenia 1.01 2015
82 France 1.01 2014
83 Israel 1.01 2015
84 Czech Republic 1.01 2015
85 Moldova 1.01 2015
86 Slovak Republic 1.01 2015
87 El Salvador 1.01 2015
88 Brunei 1.00 2015
89 Indonesia 1.00 2015
90 Japan 1.00 2014
91 Georgia 1.00 2015
92 Canada 1.00 2013
93 Hungary 1.00 2015
94 Syrian Arab Republic 1.00 2013
95 Peru 1.00 2015
96 Montenegro 1.00 2015
97 Slovenia 1.00 2014
98 Spain 1.00 2015
99 Grenada 1.00 2015
100 Bahrain 1.00 2015
101 Egypt 0.99 2014
102 Iran 0.99 2015
103 Romania 0.99 2015
104 Latvia 0.99 2015
105 Swaziland 0.99 2014
106 Cyprus 0.99 2015
107 Estonia 0.99 2015
108 Guyana 0.99 2012
109 St. Lucia 0.99 2015
110 Lebanon 0.99 2015
111 Korea 0.99 2015
112 Palau 0.99 2016
113 Macao SAR, China 0.99 2015
114 Belarus 0.99 2015
115 Dominica 0.99 2015
116 Bolivia 0.98 2015
117 Uzbekistan 0.98 2016
118 Madagascar 0.98 2014
119 Ukraine 0.98 2014
120 Russia 0.98 2015
121 Zimbabwe 0.98 2013
122 Senegal 0.98 2015
123 Italy 0.98 2015
124 Turkey 0.97 2015
125 Macedonia 0.97 2015
126 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 0.97 2015
127 Portugal 0.97 2015
128 Bulgaria 0.97 2015
129 Norway 0.97 2015
130 Ghana 0.97 2016
131 Switzerland 0.97 2015
132 Poland 0.96 2014
133 Turkmenistan 0.96 2014
134 Hong Kong SAR, China 0.96 2015
135 Lithuania 0.96 2015
136 Ethiopia 0.96 2015
137 Austria 0.95 2015
138 The Gambia 0.95 2010
139 Australia 0.95 2014
140 Sudan 0.95 2013
141 Thailand 0.94 2015
142 Solomon Islands 0.94 2012
143 Greece 0.94 2014
144 Germany 0.94 2015
145 Albania 0.94 2015
146 Guatemala 0.93 2015
147 Mauritania 0.93 2015
148 Lao PDR 0.93 2015
149 Nigeria 0.93 2013
150 Mozambique 0.92 2015
151 Burkina Faso 0.92 2015
152 Tanzania 0.91 2013
153 Burundi 0.91 2015
154 Uganda 0.91 2015
155 Kenya 0.90 2009
156 Tajikistan 0.90 2013
157 Vietnam 0.90 1998
158 Malawi 0.90 2015
159 Gabon 0.88 1999
160 Congo 0.87 2012
161 Sierra Leone 0.86 2015
162 Cameroon 0.86 2015
163 Cambodia 0.85 2008
164 Morocco 0.85 2012
165 Eritrea 0.85 2015
166 Djibouti 0.82 2016
167 Mali 0.81 2015
168 Pakistan 0.79 2015
169 Liechtenstein 0.78 2015
170 Liberia 0.78 2015
171 Saudi Arabia 0.76 2014
172 Papua New Guinea 0.76 2012
173 Iraq 0.75 2007
174 Equatorial Guinea 0.72 2005
175 Côte d'Ivoire 0.72 2015
176 Niger 0.71 2015
177 Benin 0.70 2015
178 Yemen 0.69 2013
179 Guinea 0.66 2014
180 Angola 0.65 2011
181 Dem. Rep. Congo 0.62 2014
182 Zambia 0.59 1988
183 Afghanistan 0.56 2015
184 Guinea-Bissau 0.55 2000
185 Togo 0.53 2007
186 Central African Republic 0.51 2012
187 Somalia 0.46 2007
188 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.

Other Notes: Each economy is classified based on the classification of World Bank Group's fiscal year 2017 (July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017).

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