Malawi

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)

3,236,006 (UIS, 2020)

Total secondary school age population (both sexes)

2,856,102 (UIS, 2020)

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

42%

Source: UNSDG, 2015

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

133

Source: UN Human Development Reports, 2018

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

34%

Source: DHS, 2016

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

72%

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 % GDP spent on education

Source: UIS, 2018

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

  • Primary 72%

    (2016)

  • Upper secondary 61%

    (2016)

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 52%

  • Male 43%

Female: UIS, 2016

Male: UIS, 2016

Lower secondary school age
  • Female 21%

  • Male 23%

Female: UIS, 2016

Male: UIS, 2016

Upper secondary school age
  • Female 13%

  • Male 15%

Female: UIS, 2016

Male: UIS, 2016


Out-of-school rate

Primary school
  • Female 5%

  • Male 6%

Female: UIS, 2016

Male: UIS, 2016

Lower secondary school
  • Female 8%

  • Male 8%

Female: UIS, 2016

Male: UIS, 2016

Upper secondary school
  • Female 37%

  • Male 24%

Female: UIS, 2016

Male: UIS, 2016

Programs Back to Top

Project/Program

CAMFED Association

Research Project/Report/Study

CGD: COVID-19 Response Research

Project/Program

Clean Water Wells

Project/Program

Community Day Secondary School - Improving Girls' Access to Secondary Education

Project/Program

Community Grants Program

Project/Program

Comprehensive Sexuality Education

Project/Program

Comprehensive scholarship programme

Project/Program

Enabling Girls to Advance Gender Equity (ENGAGE)

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Enough

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Equity with Quality and Learning at Secondary (EQUALS)

Project/Program

Essential Gender-Based Violence Services and Prevention Project in Malawi

Project/Program

Food for Education

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Gender Equity/Education Funding

Project/Program

Gender-Responsive Pedagogy

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Girls Secondary Education Initiative

Project/Program

Leading Community Action for Vulnerable Girls: Young African women at the forefront of COVID-19

Project/Program

Leave No Girl Behind

Project/Program

Literacy Boost

Project/Program

Mayi ndi Mayi pa Chuma Project - Teams Advancing Women in Agriculture (TAWINA)

Project/Program

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

Project/Program

Reading for All Malawi (REFAM)

Project/Program

Safe Learning Model

Project/Program

SchoolCycle

Project/Program

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Project/Program

Secondary School Bursaries

Project/Program

Service-learning for WASH in schools

Project/Program

Supporting Early Childhood Development Systems - Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia

Project/Program

TEAM Girl Malawi (Transformational Empowerment of Adolescent Marginalised Girls in Malawi)

Research Project/Report/Study

Tega

Research Project/Report/Study

The Effect of COVID-19 on Education in Africa and its Implications for the Use of Technology: A Survey of the Experiences and Opinions of Educators and Technology Specialists

Research Project/Report/Study

The Impact of Increased Access to Family Planning on Fertility and Health in Malawi

Project/Program

Unlocking Talent Through Technology

Project/Program

Women in Science (WiSci)

Project/Program

World Teacher

Project/Program

Youth Enterprise

Research Project/Report/Study

Youth Think Tank

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Zathu

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