Human Development Data for the Arab States

Education index (expected and mean years of schooling)

One of the three indices on which the Human Development Index is built. It is based on mean years of schooling (of adults) and expected years of schooling (of children). See Expected years of schooling and Mean years of schooling.

Source: HDRO calculations


Country/Region 1980 1990 2000 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Algeria 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.7
Bahrain 0.4 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7
Comoros .. .. .. 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4
Djibouti .. .. .. 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
Egypt 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.6
Iraq 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
Jordan 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7
Kuwait 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6
Lebanon .. .. .. 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7
Libya 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7
Mauritania 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4
Morocco 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4
Occupied Palestinian Territory .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 0.7 0.7
Oman .. .. .. 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
Qatar 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6
Saudi Arabia 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7
Sudan 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
Syrian Arab Republic 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
Tunisia 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6
United Arab Emirates 0.3 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7
Yemen 0 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
Arab States 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
East Asia & Pacific (developing only) 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6
Europe & Central Asia (developing only) 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7
Latin America & Caribbean (developing only) 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7
Least Developed Countries: UN classification 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4
OECD Members 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9
South Asia 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.5
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only) 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4
World 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6


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