Primary completion rate, female (% of relevant age group) - Country Ranking

Definition: Primary completion rate, or gross intake ratio to the last grade of primary education, is the number of new entrants (enrollments minus repeaters) in the last grade of primary education, regardless of age, divided by the population at the entrance age for the last grade of primary education. Data limitations preclude adjusting for students who drop out during the final year of primary education.

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 Georgia 121.72 2015
2 Kiribati 119.82 2014
3 Dominica 116.56 2015
4 Nepal 115.67 2016
5 Liechtenstein 112.50 2015
6 Ukraine 111.60 2014
7 Kyrgyz Republic 111.41 2015
8 Seychelles 110.29 2015
9 Israel 110.09 2015
10 Timor-Leste 109.69 2015
11 Tuvalu 109.43 2015
12 Ecuador 109.31 2016
13 Saudi Arabia 108.98 2015
14 Kazakhstan 108.84 2016
15 United Arab Emirates 108.32 2015
16 Bangladesh 107.00 2015
17 Kuwait 106.83 2013
18 Fiji 106.69 2015
19 Tonga 106.37 2013
20 Kenya 105.54 2015
21 Oman 105.39 2015
22 Algeria 105.20 2015
23 Mexico 105.09 2014
24 Samoa 105.06 2015
25 Philippines 104.99 2013
26 Albania 104.70 2015
27 Bhutan 104.42 2016
28 Egypt 104.27 2013
29 Brunei 104.18 2015
30 Latvia 104.02 2015
31 Sweden 104.02 2015
32 Cabo Verde 103.97 2015
33 Vietnam 103.90 2015
34 Belize 103.65 2015
35 Uruguay 103.64 2014
36 Mauritius 103.07 2015
37 Lithuania 102.99 2015
38 New Zealand 102.90 1979
39 Germany 102.38 2015
40 Japan 101.96 2012
41 Morocco 101.93 2015
42 Russia 101.79 2015
43 Estonia 101.72 2015
44 Malaysia 101.64 2015
45 Azerbaijan 101.62 2015
46 Iran 101.53 2015
47 Botswana 101.23 2013
48 Argentina 101.20 2014
49 Korea 101.19 2015
50 St. Lucia 101.14 2007
51 Iceland 101.09 2012
52 Serbia 101.08 2015
53 Ghana 100.72 2015
54 Austria 100.47 2015
55 Bahrain 100.32 2015
56 Tunisia 100.31 2014
57 Netherlands 100.31 2002
58 Armenia 100.24 2015
59 Croatia 100.19 2015
60 Italy 100.12 2015
61 India 100.11 2014
62 Finland 100.02 2015
63 Peru 99.91 2015
64 Malta 99.90 2015
65 Costa Rica 99.77 2015
66 Colombia 99.75 2015
67 Spain 99.64 2015
68 El Salvador 99.38 2015
69 Suriname 99.34 2015
70 Slovenia 99.33 2014
71 Indonesia 99.07 2015
72 Lao PDR 98.95 2015
73 Barbados 98.82 2014
74 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 98.57 2015
75 Denmark 98.30 2015
76 Panama 98.23 2014
77 Uzbekistan 98.15 2016
78 Norway 98.14 2015
79 South Africa 98.00 2004
80 Poland 97.92 2014
81 Cyprus 97.80 2015
82 Bulgaria 97.80 2015
83 Mongolia 97.77 2015
84 Vanuatu 97.76 2013
85 Sri Lanka 97.68 2015
86 Nauru 97.30 2014
87 Cuba 97.22 2015
88 Belarus 97.11 2015
89 Ireland 97.10 1995
90 Slovak Republic 96.91 2015
91 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 96.87 2009
92 Switzerland 96.85 2015
93 Hungary 96.57 2015
94 Czech Republic 96.36 2015
95 Greece 96.06 2014
96 Canada 95.90 2006
97 Cambodia 95.87 2015
98 Tajikistan 95.76 2016
99 Venezuela 95.67 2015
100 Trinidad and Tobago 95.05 2010
101 France 95.02 1972
102 Chile 94.82 2015
103 The Bahamas 94.75 2010
104 Qatar 93.69 2015
105 Honduras 93.34 2015
106 Montenegro 93.30 2015
107 San Marino 92.86 2012
108 Dominican Republic 92.61 2015
109 Romania 91.93 2015
110 China 91.45 2015
111 Macao SAR, China 91.37 2015
112 Turkey 91.17 2015
113 Jordan 91.12 2014
114 Moldova 91.07 2015
115 Zimbabwe 90.93 2013
116 Belgium 90.90 2015
117 Thailand 90.22 2015
118 Grenada 89.91 2014
119 Paraguay 89.57 2012
120 Bolivia 89.56 2015
121 Nicaragua 89.32 2010
122 Macedonia 89.28 2015
123 Namibia 89.19 2013
124 Jamaica 89.06 2004
125 Libya 88.81 1983
126 Solomon Islands 88.51 2015
127 St. Kitts and Nevis 86.21 2015
128 Lesotho 86.14 2015
129 Myanmar 85.99 2010
130 São Tomé and Principe 85.13 2016
131 Guatemala 83.68 2015
132 Antigua and Barbuda 82.44 2015
133 Guyana 81.49 2012
134 Palau 81.42 2016
135 Luxembourg 81.25 2014
136 Malawi 80.11 2014
137 Zambia 79.92 2013
138 Togo 79.85 2015
139 Swaziland 79.65 2013
140 Comoros 79.20 2014
141 Congo 78.68 2012
142 Tanzania 77.10 2013
143 Gabon 73.50 2003
144 The Gambia 72.90 2016
145 Benin 72.68 2015
146 Papua New Guinea 72.40 2012
147 Madagascar 71.44 2015
148 Lebanon 70.54 2015
149 Mauritania 70.40 2015
150 Cameroon 69.90 2015
151 Nigeria 68.91 2010
152 Syrian Arab Republic 68.57 2013
153 Portugal 68.18 1976
154 Rwanda 66.12 2015
155 Burundi 65.73 2015
156 Sierra Leone 65.35 2015
157 Pakistan 65.34 2015
158 Burkina Faso 62.80 2015
159 Niger 62.17 2015
160 Yemen 60.99 2013
161 Senegal 60.91 2015
162 Dem. Rep. Congo 59.99 2013
163 Djibouti 59.88 2016
164 Côte d'Ivoire 57.05 2015
165 Iraq 56.64 2007
166 Guinea 55.63 2014
167 Guinea-Bissau 55.09 2010
168 Sudan 54.21 2013
169 Liberia 54.03 2014
170 Uganda 53.38 2015
171 Ethiopia 53.27 2015
172 Equatorial Guinea 51.25 2015
173 Mali 48.41 2015
174 Haiti 46.71 1997
175 Mozambique 45.03 2015
176 Eritrea 36.47 2015
177 Angola 36.41 2011
178 Central African Republic 34.49 2012
179 Chad 29.56 2013
180 Afghanistan 15.11 1993

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Development Relevance: The World Bank and the UNESCO Institute for Statistics jointly developed the primary completion rate indicator. Increasingly used as a core indicator of an education system's performance, it reflects an education system's coverage and the educational attainment of students.

Limitations and Exceptions: Data limitations preclude adjusting for students who drop out during the final year of primary education. Thus this rate is a proxy that should be taken as an upper estimate of the actual primary completion rate. There are many reasons why the primary completion rate can exceed 100 percent. The numerator may include late entrants and overage children who have repeated one or more grades of primary education as well as children who entered school early, while the denominator is the number of children at the entrance age for the last grade of primary education.

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: Primary completion rate is calculated by dividing the number of new entrants (enrollment minus repeaters) in the last grade of primary education, regardless of age, by the population at the entrance age for the last grade of primary education and multiplying by 100. 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. Population data are drawn from the United Nations Population Division. Using a single source for population data standardizes definitions, estimations, and interpolation methods, ensuring a consistent methodology across countries and minimizing potential enumeration problems in national censuses. 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