Guinea-Bissau

Background Information

Region

Sub-Saharan Africa

World Bank income group

Low income

Percent of population aged 10-24

32% (UNFPA, 2020)

Total primary school age population (both sexes)

313,803 (UIS, 2020)

Total secondary school age population (both sexes)

261,604 (UIS, 2020)

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

24%

Source: UNSDG, 2014

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

105

Source: UN Human Development Reports, 2018

Percentage of women who ever experienced physical violence since age 15

No data available

Percentage of married women employed in the last 12 months

No data available

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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

No data available

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 26%

  • Male 32%

Female: UIS, 2014

Male: UIS, 2014

Lower secondary school age
  • Female 14%

  • Male 20%

Female: UIS, 2014

Male: UIS, 2014

Upper secondary school age
  • Female 5%

  • Male 9%

Female: UIS, 2014

Male: UIS, 2014


Out-of-school rate

Primary school
  • Female 27%

  • Male 28%

Female: UIS, 2014

Male: UIS, 2014

Lower secondary school
  • Female 19%

  • Male 16%

Female: UIS, 2014

Male: UIS, 2014

Upper secondary school
  • Female 30%

  • Male 22%

Female: UIS, 2014

Male: UIS, 2014

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