Bangladesh

Background Information

Region

South Asia

World Bank income group

Lower middle income

Percent of population aged 10-24

28% (UNFPA, 2020)

Total primary school age population (both sexes)

14,724,290 (UIS, 2020)

Total secondary school age population (both sexes)

21,456,207 (UIS, 2020)

Proportion of women aged 20-24 years who were married or in a union before age 18 (% of women aged 20-24)

59%

Source: UNSDG, 2014

Adolescent birth rate (per 1,000 women ages 15-19)

83

Source: UN Human Development Reports, 2018

Percentage of women who ever experienced physical violence since age 15 (% of women 15-49)

49%

Source: DHS, 2007

Percentage of married women employed in the last 12 months (% of married or in-union women 15-49)

34%

Source: DHS, 2014

Education Snapshot Back to Top

Number of years of free primary and secondary education guaranteed in legal frameworks

No data available

Expenditure on education as a percentage of total government expenditure % GDP spent on education

Source: UIS, 2019

Proportion of schools with access to single-sex basic sanitation facilities

  • Primary 37%

    (2016)

  • Lower secondary 96%

    (2018)

  • Upper secondary 96%

    (2018)

Source: UIS

Proportion of students at the end of primary education achieving at least a minimum proficiency level in reading

No data available

Proportion of students at the end of primary education achieving at least a minimum proficiency level in mathematics

No data available

Completion rate

Primary school age
  • Female 89%

  • Male 76%

Female: UIS, 2019

Male: UIS, 2019

Lower secondary school age
  • Female 71%

  • Male 59%

Female: UIS, 2019

Male: UIS, 2019

Upper secondary school age
  • Female 27%

  • Male 32%

Female: UIS, 2019

Male: UIS, 2019


Out-of-school rate

Primary school
  • Female 5%

  • Male 8%

Female: UIS, 2019

Male: UIS, 2019

Lower secondary school
  • Female 8%

  • Male 18%

Female: UIS, 2019

Male: UIS, 2019

Upper secondary school
  • Female 26%

  • Male 37%

Female: UIS, 2019

Male: UIS, 2019

Programs Back to Top

Project/Program

(re)solve

Research Project/Report/Study

Accelerating Action to End Child Marriage in Bangladesh

Network/Convening/Conference

Asia Pacific Region National Education Coalitions COVID-19 Zoom Conference

Research Project/Report/Study

BALIKA (Bangladeshi Association for Life Skills, Income, and Knowledge for Adolescents)

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Community Empowerment

Research Project/Report/Study

Coronavirus Outbreak, Schooling and Learning: Study on Secondary School Students in Bangladesh

Project/Program

Education Endures: Room to Read’s Award-winning Literacy and Gender Equality Interventions During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Project/Program

GIRLS Inspire project

Research Project/Report/Study

Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE)

Project/Program

Girls' Education Program (Room to Read)

Her Choice

Project/Program

Inspiring Married Adolescent Girls to Imagine New Empowered Futures (IMAGINE)

Project/Program

Let Us Learn

Project/Program

Literacy Boost

Research Project/Report/Study

Living Under Lockdown: Girls and COVID-19

Research Project/Report/Study

Operations Research on Keeping Girls in Schools to Reduce Child Marriage in Rural Bangladesh

Project/Program

Remote Teacher-training Package

Project/Program

Safe Schools for Girls

Project/Program

Second Reaching Out of School Children Project

Project/Program

Shukhi Jibon

Research Project/Report/Study

Strengthening Monitoring and Reporting of Attacks on Education

Project/Program

Supporting Rohingya Child Refugees - Early Childhood Care And Education (ECCE) in Bangladesh

Research Project/Report/Study

Tega

Research Project/Report/Study

The COVID-19 Crisis and its Impact on Global Education

Research Project/Report/Study

The Impacts of "Soft Skills" Training on Professional Advancement of Female Garment Workers in Bangladesh

Project/Program

Youth Education and Skills Programme for Economic Growth (YES4Growth)

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