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

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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Rank Country Value Year
1 Bangladesh 1.16 2018
2 Bhutan 1.13 2018
3 Philippines 1.11 2017
4 Myanmar 1.09 2017
5 Malaysia 1.08 2018
6 Timor-Leste 1.08 2018
7 Nepal 1.07 2017
8 Mongolia 1.07 2010
9 Kuwait 1.06 2015
10 Bahrain 1.06 2018
11 Sri Lanka 1.05 2017
12 Armenia 1.04 2018
13 Jordan 1.03 2018
14 Indonesia 1.03 2018
15 Brunei 1.02 2018
16 Israel 1.02 2017
17 India 1.02 2017
18 Georgia 1.01 2018
19 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 1.01 2015
20 Kazakhstan 1.01 2018
21 Azerbaijan 1.00 2018
22 Kyrgyz Republic 1.00 2018
23 Macao SAR, China 1.00 2018
24 China 1.00 2010
25 Syrian Arab Republic 0.99 2013
26 Korea 0.99 2017
27 Singapore 0.99 2017
28 Uzbekistan 0.99 2017
29 Russia 0.98 2017
30 Hong Kong SAR, China 0.97 2018
31 Lebanon 0.97 1985
32 Iran 0.96 2017
33 Thailand 0.96 2017
34 Turkmenistan 0.96 2014
35 Turkey 0.95 2017
36 Qatar 0.95 2010
37 Lao PDR 0.93 2018
38 Oman 0.92 2018
39 United Arab Emirates 0.92 2017
40 Vietnam 0.91 1998
41 Tajikistan 0.90 2013
42 Cambodia 0.85 2008
43 Pakistan 0.85 2018
44 Saudi Arabia 0.77 2014
45 Iraq 0.75 2007
46 Yemen 0.73 2016
47 Afghanistan 0.57 2017

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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: 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