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

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 Kuwait 1.06 2015
2 Bahrain 1.06 2018
3 Jordan 1.03 2018
4 Israel 1.02 2017
5 Kyrgyz Republic 1.00 2018
6 Syrian Arab Republic 0.99 2013
7 Uzbekistan 0.99 2017
8 Lebanon 0.97 1985
9 Iran 0.96 2017
10 Turkmenistan 0.96 2014
11 Turkey 0.95 2017
12 Qatar 0.95 2010
13 Oman 0.92 2018
14 United Arab Emirates 0.92 2017
15 Tajikistan 0.90 2013
16 Pakistan 0.85 2018
17 Saudi Arabia 0.77 2014
18 Iraq 0.75 2007
19 Yemen 0.73 2016
20 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