The Gambia - School enrollment, secondary (gross), gender parity index (GPI)

School enrollment, secondary (gross), gender parity index (GPI) in The Gambia was 0.959 as of 2010. Its highest value over the past 39 years was 0.967 in 2009, while its lowest value was 0.315 in 1971.

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 (

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Year Value
1971 0.315
1973 0.321
1974 0.329
1975 0.358
1976 0.366
1977 0.413
1978 0.473
1979 0.418
1980 0.409
1981 0.417
1983 0.437
1984 0.439
1985 0.432
1986 0.424
1987 0.431
1988 0.412
1989 0.402
1990 0.462
1991 0.489
1992 0.525
1993 0.533
1994 0.550
1995 0.555
1996 0.631
2008 0.942
2009 0.967
2010 0.959

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 (

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