Burkina Faso

Background Information

Region

Sub-Saharan Africa

World Bank income group

Low income

Percent of population aged 10-24

33% (UNFPA, 2020)

Total primary school age population (both sexes)

3,498,241 (UIS, 2020)

Total secondary school age population (both sexes)

3,355,807 (UIS, 2020)

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

52%

Source: UNSDG, 2010

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

104

Source: UN Human Development Reports, 2018

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

20%

Source: DHS, 2010

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

82%

Source: DHS, 2010

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

10

Source: UIS, 2019

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

Source: UIS, 2018

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

  • Primary 60%

    (2019)

  • Lower secondary 63%

    (2019)

  • Upper secondary 46%

    (2019)

Source: UIS

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

  • Female 20%

  • Male 22%

Female: UIS, 2014

Male: UIS, 2014

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

  • Female 18%

  • Male 24%

Female: UIS, 2014

Male: UIS, 2014


Completion rate

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Out-of-school rate

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