Maldives

Background Information

Region

South Asia

World Bank income group

Upper middle income

Percent of population aged 10-24

20% (UNFPA, 2020)

Total primary school age population (both sexes)

50,755 (UIS, 2020)

Total secondary school age population (both sexes)

26,656 (UIS, 2020)

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

4%

Source: UNSDG, 2009

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

8

Source: UN Human Development Reports, 2018

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

17%

Source: DHS, 2017

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

47%

Source: DHS, 2017

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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 % GDP spent on education

Source: UIS, 2016

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

  • Primary 100%

    (2017)

  • Lower secondary 100%

    (2017)

  • Upper secondary 100%

    (2017)

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 99%

  • Male 97%

Female: UIS, 2017

Male: UIS, 2017

Lower secondary school age
  • Female 95%

  • Male 86%

Female: UIS, 2017

Male: UIS, 2017

Upper secondary school age
  • Female 46%

  • Male 33%

Female: UIS, 2017

Male: UIS, 2017


Out-of-school rate

Primary school
  • Female 1%

  • Male 1%

Female: UIS, 2017

Male: UIS, 2017

Lower secondary school
  • Female 7%

  • Male 6%

Female: UIS, 2017

Male: UIS, 2017

Upper secondary school
  • Female 28%

  • Male 32%

Female: UIS, 2017

Male: UIS, 2017

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