Ethiopia

Background Information

Region

Sub-Saharan Africa

World Bank income group

Low income

Percent of population aged 10-24

34% (UNFPA, 2020)

Total primary school age population (both sexes)

17,101,041 (UIS, 2020)

Total secondary school age population (both sexes)

15,694,724 (UIS, 2020)

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

40%

Source: UNSDG, 2016

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

67

Source: UN Human Development Reports, 2018

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

23%

Source: DHS, 2016

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

48%

Source: DHS, 2016

Education Snapshot Back to Top

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

8

Source: UIS, 2019

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

Source: UIS, 2015

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

No data available

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 52%

  • Male 52%

Female: UIS, 2016

Male: UIS, 2016

Lower secondary school age
  • Female 21%

  • Male 22%

Female: UIS, 2016

Male: UIS, 2016

Upper secondary school age
  • Female 14%

  • Male 12%

Female: UIS, 2016

Male: UIS, 2016


Out-of-school rate

Primary school
  • Female 24%

  • Male 25%

Female: UIS, 2016

Male: UIS, 2016

Lower secondary school
  • Female 33%

  • Male 31%

Female: UIS, 2016

Male: UIS, 2016

Upper secondary school
  • Female 62%

  • Male 49%

Female: UIS, 2016

Male: UIS, 2016

Programs Back to Top

Project/Program

(re)solve

Project/Program

Abdiboru

Project/Program

Act With Her

Project/Program

Biruh Tesfa (“Bright Future”)

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

COVID-19 Initiative: Objectives to address the Immediate and Long-term Implications of the Pandemic on Girls' Education

Project/Program

Comprehensive scholarship programme

Project/Program

Education Access and Equity

Project/Program

Education Matters More

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Ethiopia Women Entrepreneurship Development Project

Project/Program

Family and Inter-Generational Literacy and Learning Project

Project/Program

Food for Education

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Funding For Girls Education Programs

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Gender Equity/Education Funding

Research Project/Report/Study

Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE)

Project/Program

Gender-Responsive Pedagogy

Project/Program

General Education Quality Improvement Project - Ethiopia

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Girls' Education Challenge

Her Choice

Project/Program

Literacy Boost

Project/Program

Mercy Center

Project/Program

READ II

Research Project/Report/Study

Research on Improving Systems of Education (RISE)

Project/Program

Second Chance (Luminos Fund)

Research Project/Report/Study

Strengthening Monitoring and Reporting of Attacks on Education

Project/Program

Support Her Empowerment & Girls' Resilience, Enterprise, and Technology Initiative (SHE's GREAT!)

Project/Program

Supporting the Transition of Adolescent Girls through Enhancing Systems (STAGES)

Research Project/Report/Study

TESFA+

Research Project/Report/Study

Tackling School-Related Gender-Based Violence

Project/Program

Teacher Training

Research Project/Report/Study

The COVID-19 Crisis and its Impact on Global Education

Research Project/Report/Study

The Effect of COVID-19 on Education in Africa and its Implications for the Use of Technology: A Survey of the Experiences and Opinions of Educators and Technology Specialists

Project/Program

Towards Economic and Sexual Reproductive Health Outcomes for Adolescent Girls (TESFA)

Project/Program

Transform: Primary Health Care

Project/Program

Unlocking Talent Through Technology

Research Project/Report/Study

Who Is Going Back to School? A Four-Country Rapid Survey in Ethiopia, India, Nigeria, and Pakistan

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Yegna

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