Human Development Data for the Arab States

School enrollment, primary (% gross)

Gross enrollment ratio is the ratio of total enrollment, regardless of age, to the population of the age group that officially corresponds to the level of education shown. Primary education provides children with basic reading, writing, and mathematics skills along with an elementary understanding of such subjects as history, geography, natural science, social science, art, and music.

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics.


Country/Region 1980 1990 2000 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Algeria 96.8 94.3 108 109 110 111 110 110 110
Bahrain 105 109 107 108 107 .. .. .. ..
Comoros 102.2 85 112 113 107.5 102 104 .. ..
Djibouti 27.8 35.8 32.2 41 43.9 46.5 55.6 54.5 ..
Iraq 107 103 95.4 103 104 105 .. .. ..
Jordan 110 106 98 105 103 99.2 97 .. ..
Kuwait 103 91.2 103 113 111 112 106 .. ..
Lebanon 108 97.1 .. .. 99.4 99.8 99.8 102 105
Mauritania 34.1 47.4 84.4 94.3 97.2 98.8 94.7 100 102
Morocco 79.1 67.7 92.5 107 106 108 107 108 111
Occupied Palestinian Territory .. .. 98.5 88.4 87.6 87.9 89.1 89.7 90.8
Oman 45.2 82.6 90.7 .. .. .. .. 105 103
Qatar 103 107 101 110 103 111 108 106 103
Saudi Arabia .. .. .. 95.1 96 96.9 99.7 103 106
Somalia 26.7 .. .. .. .. 32.5 .. .. ..
Sudan 45 46.2 47.9 55 63.7 63.5 68.2 72.7 ..
Syrian Arab Republic 94.7 100 109 118 114 113 114 115 118
Tunisia 101 113 115 112 111 109 108 109 ..
United Arab Emirates 89.5 115 89.6 106 104 .. .. .. ..
Arab States 77.3 86.4 88.3 93.2 95.6 94.4 96.1 97.7 ..
East Asia & Pacific (developing only) .. .. 110 110 109 111 111 111 ..
Europe & Central Asia (developing only) .. .. 102 98.2 98.3 98.6 98.6 98.4 ..
Latin America & Caribbean (developing only) .. .. 121 118 117 117 116 117 ..
South Asia .. .. 89.5 107 107 108 110 110 ..
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only) .. .. 80.5 93.1 95.4 96.8 99.2 99.9 ..
World .. .. 98.8 105 105 106 107 107 ..


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