India

Background Information

Region

South Asia

World Bank income group

Lower middle income

Percent of population aged 10-24

27% (UNFPA, 2020)

Total primary school age population (both sexes)

121,821,478 (UIS, 2020)

Total secondary school age population (both sexes)

177,585,036 (UIS, 2020)

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

27%

Source: UNSDG, 2016

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

13

Source: UN Human Development Reports, 2018

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

27%

Source: DHS, 2016

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

31%

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

No data available

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

  • Primary 89%

    (2019)

  • Lower secondary 92%

    (2019)

  • Upper secondary 92%

    (2019)

Source: UIS

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

  • Female 47%

  • Male 45%

Female: UIS, 2017

Male: UIS, 2017

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

  • Female 44%

  • Male 44%

Female: UIS, 2017

Male: UIS, 2017


Completion rate

Primary school age
  • Female 91%

  • Male 92%

Female: UIS, 2016

Male: UIS, 2016

Lower secondary school age
  • Female 79%

  • Male 82%

Female: UIS, 2016

Male: UIS, 2016

Upper secondary school age
  • Female 40%

  • Male 46%

Female: UIS, 2016

Male: UIS, 2016


Out-of-school rate

Primary school
  • Female 5%

  • Male 5%

Female: UIS, 2016

Male: UIS, 2016

Lower secondary school
  • Female 10%

  • Male 9%

Female: UIS, 2016

Male: UIS, 2016

Upper secondary school
  • Female 33%

  • Male 27%

Female: UIS, 2016

Male: UIS, 2016

Programs Back to Top

Advocacy Campaign/Project

A More Equal Future: A MenCare Manual to Engage Fathers to Prevent Child Marriage in India

Project/Program

Access to Education

Project/Program

Adolescent Empowerment Programme

Advancing Gender Equality in India

Project/Program

After School Life Skills Programme

Network/Convening/Conference

Asia Pacific Region National Education Coalitions COVID-19 Zoom Conference

Project/Program

Barli Institute, India

Project/Program

Boys Stand Up

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

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

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Chhaa Jaa

Project/Program

Combatting Child Trafficking in India

Project/Program

Comprehensive Sexuality Education

Project/Program

Day School Programme

Project/Program

Education Development Impact Bond

Project/Program

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

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Education and Training

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Enough

Research Project/Report/Study

Evaluation of Life Skills Curriculum

Project/Program

Feminist and Youth-led Action (FAYA)

Project/Program

Financial Education for Girls Program

Project/Program

Food for Education

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Funding For Girls Education Programs

Project/Program

GIRLS Inspire project

Project/Program

GROWING LIVELIHOOD OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN (GLOW)

Project/Program

GSL: COVID-19 Response Research

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Gender Equality Program

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Gender Equity Initiative

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Gender Equity/Education Funding

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Girl Capital

Project/Program

Girl Effect

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Girls First Fund

Project/Program

Girls' Education Program (Room to Read)

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Global Education Program

Project/Program

Global Engagement Initiative

Project/Program

Global Scholarship Project

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Grant Program

Project/Program

ICT Academy of Tamil Nadu

Research Project/Report/Study

Learning from Going to School: Implementation Research on School to Work Transitions Amongst Adolescent Girls in Bihar

Project/Program

LitClub

Project/Program

MTV Nishedh

Project/Program

Manzil

Project/Program

More Than Brides Alliance: Marriage: No Child's Play

Advocacy Campaign/Project

National Partner Support

Project/Program

Om Foundation School

Project/Program

Pardada Pardadi Educational Society

Project/Program

Prerna Girls School

Research Project/Report/Study

Programmatic approaches to the gender-related impacts of COVID-19 on education: Lessons from 2020

Project/Program

Project Lehar - Adolescent Girls' Empowerment Programme

Project/Program

Promoting, Adolescents' Engagement, Knowledge and Health (PANKH)

Research Project/Report/Study

Research on Improving Systems of Education (RISE)

School Supplies & Classroom Improvements for partner schools

Project/Program

Science Library

Project/Program

Second Chance

Project/Program

Service-learning for WASH in schools

Research Project/Report/Study

Strengthening Monitoring and Reporting of Attacks on Education

Project/Program

Teacher Training and Support

Project/Program

Technical Education for Communities

Research Project/Report/Study

Tega

Project/Program

The Aarohini Initiative

Research Project/Report/Study

The COVID-19 Crisis and its Impact on Global Education

Research Project/Report/Study

The Impact of COVID-19 on Young Women

Project/Program

The Study Hall College

Project/Program

Udaan - Preventing Adolescent Pregnancy in Rajasthan

Project/Program

Umang - Empowering Girls to Amplify their Aspirations

Project/Program

Unlocking Talent Through Technology

Project/Program

Vidyasthali Kanar High School

Project/Program

Vocational Training

Research Project/Report/Study

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

Project/Program

World Teacher

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