Mali

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)

3,474,420 (UIS, 2020)

Total secondary school age population (both sexes)

2,771,005 (UIS, 2020)

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

50%

Source: UNSDG, 2015

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

169

Source: UN Human Development Reports, 2018

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

43%

Source: DHS, 2018

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

61%

Source: DHS, 2018

Education Snapshot Back to Top

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

12

Source: UIS, 2019

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

Source: UIS, 2017

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

  • Primary 17%

    (2016)

  • Lower secondary 20%

    (2016)

  • Upper secondary 20%

    (2016)

Source: UIS

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

  • Female 12%

  • Male 12%

Female: UIS, 2016

Male: UIS, 2016

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

  • Female 13%

  • Male 13%

Female: UIS, 2016

Male: UIS, 2016


Completion rate

Primary school age
  • Female 42%

  • Male 52%

Female: UIS, 2018

Male: UIS, 2018

Lower secondary school age
  • Female 23%

  • Male 33%

Female: UIS, 2018

Male: UIS, 2018

Upper secondary school age
  • Female 10%

  • Male 16%

Female: UIS, 2018

Male: UIS, 2018


Out-of-school rate

Primary school
  • Female 45%

  • Male 42%

Female: UIS, 2018

Male: UIS, 2018

Lower secondary school
  • Female 59%

  • Male 50%

Female: UIS, 2018

Male: UIS, 2018

Upper secondary school
  • Female 75%

  • Male 63%

Female: UIS, 2018

Male: UIS, 2018

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