Human Development Data for the Arab States

Combined gross enrolment in education (both sexes) (%)

The number of students enrolled in primary, secondary and tertiary levels of education, regardless of age, as a percentage of the population of theoretical school age for the three levels.

Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics (2010)


Country/Region 1980 1990 2000 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Algeria 40.4 41.9 .. 74 .. .. .. 78
Bahrain 39.5 .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Comoros .. 36.4 51.6 61 .. .. .. ..
Djibouti .. .. 18.1 24.8 25.5 27.5 .. 30.4
Egypt 30.4 35.5 .. .. .. .. .. ..
Iraq 49.2 .. 53.5 .. .. .. .. ..
Jordan 51.4 48.2 75.4 76.8 76.5 76.7 78.3 ..
Kuwait 33.5 29.7 .. .. .. .. .. ..
Lebanon 42.7 .. .. .. 77.8 79.1 79.7 80.8
Libya 57.1 .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Mauritania .. 20.3 .. 47.7 49.4 50.3 .. ..
Morocco 28.3 25.8 50.5 58.8 59.6 61 .. ..
Occupied Palestinian Territory .. .. 77.5 80 79.3 78.3 76.9 75.1
Oman 19.4 38.2 .. .. .. .. .. 70.1
Qatar 42.5 52 .. 71.7 68.1 64.7 61 57.4
Saudi Arabia .. .. .. 78.6 .. 80.6 80.8 81.6
Somalia .. .. .. .. .. 16.6 .. ..
Sudan 19.4 .. 29.1 34.1 38.1 38 .. ..
Syrian Arab Republic 44.1 48.1 56.8 64.9 65.6 66.4 .. ..
Tunisia 39.2 44.2 74.7 77.8 78 77.9 78.3 77.8
United Arab Emirates 35.1 48.4 63.3 .. .. .. .. 78.1
Yemen .. .. 49.5 54.4 .. .. .. ..
Arab States 34.2 37.2 49.5 60.3 56.2 57.9 79.2 77.9
East Asia & Pacific (developing only) 43.5 38.1 62.7 71.9 68 68.2 69.9 70.3
Europe & Central Asia (developing only) 38.4 38.3 72.7 78.5 79.3 80 80.2 80.9
Latin America & Caribbean (developing only) 45.5 45.2 80.2 82.5 81 83.1 84.3 83.6
Least Developed Countries: UN classification 24.1 26.5 39.7 47.5 49.5 50.5 53 54.4
OECD Members 44.6 46 85 88.2 88.5 89.2 89.6 92
South Asia 28.4 31.9 53.6 57.2 57.7 59.1 49 50.8
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only) 31.8 29.9 43.1 51.1 52.4 53.3 53.2 56.6
World 38.7 37.7 63.4 66.8 66.5 68 72.5 72.1


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