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Secondary Education - Data


EdStats is the Bank's comprehensive database of education statistics.  Users may search for data by country, region, income level or specific education-related indicators.  World Bank lending data for secondary education is available under “World Bank financing.”  Below are some of the most useful indicators pertaining to secondary education available in the EdStats database:

  • Duration of secondary schooling
  • Girls as percentage of total enrollment, secondary
  • Gross enrollment ratio, secondary
  • Net enrollment ratio, secondary
  • Progression to secondary school
  • Ratio of pupils to teacher, secondary
  • School life expectancy
  • Share of expenditures for secondary education

The 2005 World Bank policy paper, “Expanding Opportunities and Building Competencies for Young People: A New Agenda for Secondary Education” contains useful data about secondary education:

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