Rwanda

Background Information

Region

Sub-Saharan Africa

World Bank income group

Low income

Percent of population aged 10-24

32% (UNFPA, 2020)

Total primary school age population (both sexes)

1,939,613 (UIS, 2020)

Total secondary school age population (both sexes)

1,698,646 (UIS, 2020)

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

7%

Source: UNSDG, 2015

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

39

Source: UN Human Development Reports, 2018

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

34%

Source: DHS, 2015

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

94%

Source: DHS, 2015

Education Snapshot Back to Top

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

9

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 71%

    (2019)

  • Lower secondary 71%

    (2019)

  • Upper secondary 73%

    (2019)

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 61%

  • Male 48%

Female: UIS, 2015

Male: UIS, 2015

Lower secondary school age
  • Female 30%

  • Male 25%

Female: UIS, 2015

Male: UIS, 2015

Upper secondary school age
  • Female 16%

  • Male 19%

Female: UIS, 2015

Male: UIS, 2015


Out-of-school rate

Primary school
  • Female 4%

  • Male 7%

Female: UIS, 2015

Male: UIS, 2015

Lower secondary school
  • Female 26%

  • Male 26%

Female: UIS, 2015

Male: UIS, 2015

Upper secondary school
  • Female 62%

  • Male 60%

Female: UIS, 2015

Male: UIS, 2015

Programs Back to Top

Network/Convening/Conference

AMPLIFY Girls Collective

Research Project/Report/Study

AMPLIFY: COVID-19 Response Research

Project/Program

Building Learning Foundations (BLF) Program

Project/Program

Building Learning Foundations in Rwanda

Project/Program

COVID-19 Response: Inclusive Education

Project/Program

Career Girls Mobile Learning Center

Project/Program

Career Girls Mobile Learning Center (MLC) Pilot Program in Rwanda

Project/Program

Community Grants Program

Project/Program

Comprehensive scholarship programme

Project/Program

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

Project/Program

Education System Solutions

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Empowering Adolescent Girls

Project/Program

Financial Education for Girls Program

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

GPE and COVID-19

Research Project/Report/Study

Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE)

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Gender-Responsive Education and Transformation

Project/Program

Gender-Responsive Pedagogy

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Girls' Choices Mobile App

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Girls' Education Challenge

Project/Program

Girls, Women & the Global Goals: Empowering Women in Conflict Areas

Project/Program

Hanga Ahazaza ‘Create the Future’

Project/Program

Literacy Boost

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Ni Nyampinga

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Rwanda Ministry of Education's COVID-19 Response Plan

Project/Program

Rwanda Quality Basic Education for Human Capital Development Project

Project/Program

School Solutions

Project/Program

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Project/Program

Teacher Training

Research Project/Report/Study

Tega

Research Project/Report/Study

The COVID-19 Crisis and its Impact on Global Education

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

Project/Program

Women in Science (WiSci)

Project/Program

Young Women's Academy for Conscious Change (YWA)

Research Project/Report/Study

Youth Think Tank

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