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How are children progressing through school? Education Pathway Analysis

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UNICEF Data

Updated 17 Feb 2024

Although 92 per cent of children globally have ever entered primary school, over 40 per cent of these students do not make it to upper secondary school. Instead, they either drop out of school, fail to transition to the next level of schooling, or remain in a grade lower than is appropriate for their age. What happens to children who enter primary school? Where does their education tend to go off path? Are children not completing primary school? At what point do children drop out of school?

These  questions can now be answered, thanks to a new UNICEF Education Pathway Analysis dashboard, which tracks the educational progression of adolescents of upper secondary school age (aged 15 to 17 years) in 103 countries and territories. The dashboard uses data from the Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys, as well as Demographic and Health Surveys, and other nationally representative household surveys to follow children’s educational progress.

UNICEF Data

Updated 17 Feb 2024
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UNICEF Data

Updated 17 Feb 2024
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