Myanmar

Background Information

Region

East Asia & Pacific

World Bank income group

Lower middle income

Percent of population aged 10-24

27% (UNFPA, 2020)

Total primary school age population (both sexes)

4,572,885 (UIS, 2020)

Total secondary school age population (both sexes)

5,945,668 (UIS, 2020)

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

16%

Source: UNSDG, 2015

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

28

Source: UN Human Development Reports, 2018

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

15%

Source: DHS, 2016

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

71%

Source: DHS, 2016

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

5

Source: UIS, 2019

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

Source: UIS, 2019

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

  • Primary 64%

    (2018)

  • Lower secondary 67%

    (2018)

  • Upper secondary 75%

    (2018)

Source: UIS

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 84%

  • Male 82%

Female: UIS, 2016

Male: UIS, 2016

Lower secondary school age
  • Female 44%

  • Male 43%

Female: UIS, 2016

Male: UIS, 2016

Upper secondary school age
  • Female 20%

  • Male 13%

Female: UIS, 2016

Male: UIS, 2016


Out-of-school rate

Primary school
  • Female 7%

  • Male 5%

Female: UIS, 2016

Male: UIS, 2016

Lower secondary school
  • Female 17%

  • Male 16%

Female: UIS, 2016

Male: UIS, 2016

Upper secondary school
  • Female 51%

  • Male 55%

Female: UIS, 2016

Male: UIS, 2016

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