Human Development Data for the Arab States

Expected Years of Schooling (of children) (years)

Number of years of schooling that a child of school entrance age can expect to receive if prevailing patterns of age-specific enrolment rates persist throughout the child’s life.

Source: UNESCO (2011)


Country/Region 1980 1990 2000 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Algeria 8.3 9.9 11.4 12.8 13 13.2 13.4 13.6 13.6 13.6
Bahrain 10 13.5 13.4 13.4 13.4 13.4 13.4 13.4 13.4 13.4
Comoros 7.2 7.2 8.8 10.7 10.7 10.7 10.7 10.7 10.7 10.7
Djibouti 2.4 2.9 3 4.2 4.4 4.7 4.9 5.1 5.1 5.1
Egypt 7.5 9.1 11.4 11 11 11 11 11 11 11
Iraq 10.3 9.4 8.5 9.8 9.8 9.8 9.8 9.8 9.8 9.8
Jordan 12 12.2 12.5 12.8 12.8 12.8 13.1 13.1 13.1 13.1
Kuwait 11.1 10.9 13.1 12.3 12.3 12.3 12.3 12.3 12.3 12.3
Lebanon 10.9 10.3 12.7 13.1 13.2 13.4 13.5 13.8 13.8 13.8
Libya 12.6 12.7 16 16.6 16.6 16.6 16.6 16.6 16.6 16.6
Mauritania 3.9 3.8 6.8 7.6 7.9 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.1
Morocco 5.9 6.6 8.4 10.1 10.1 10.3 10.3 10.3 10.3 10.3
Occupied Palestinian Territory 10.5 10.5 12.2 13 13 13.2 13.1 12.7 12.7 12.7
Oman 3.2 7.7 10.8 11.4 11.5 11.6 11.7 11.8 11.8 11.8
Qatar 10.5 12.8 12.3 13.8 13.6 13.3 12.7 12 12 12
Saudi Arabia 13.2 13.2 13.2 13.2 13.4 13.5 13.6 13.7 13.7 13.7
Somalia 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4
Sudan 3.6 4 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.4
Syrian Arab Republic 9.3 10 9.2 11 11.1 11.3 11.3 11.3 11.3 11.3
Tunisia 8.1 10.3 13.2 14.2 14.3 14.3 14.5 14.5 14.5 14.5
United Arab Emirates 8.6 11.1 10.7 12.1 12.4 12.7 13 13.3 13.3 13.3
Yemen 7.5 7.5 7.9 8.6 8.6 8.6 8.6 8.6 8.6 8.6
Arab States 7.7 8.6 9.7 10.2 10.2 10.2 10.3 10.3 10.2 10.2
East Asia & Pacific (developing only) 8.4 9 10.1 10.9 11 11.3 11.5 11.7 11.7 11.7
Europe & Central Asia (developing only) 11.2 11.6 11.9 12.9 13 13.1 13.2 13.2 13.2 13.2
Latin America & Caribbean (developing only) 11.5 12 12.8 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 13.6 13.6
Least Developed Countries: UN classification 4.8 5 6.2 7.6 7.8 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.3 8.3
OECD Members 12.6 13.4 14.5 15.1 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.4 15.4
South Asia 6.3 7.3 8.1 9.4 9.5 9.8 9.8 9.8 9.8 9.8
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only) 6.2 6.2 7.1 8.3 8.5 8.8 9 9.2 9.2 9.2
World 8.9 9.3 10.1 10.9 11 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.4 11.3


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