GPE’s Results Report 2019 shows that while many countries have seen progress in gender equality and girls’ education, challenges remain. The following six graphs provide an overview of the state of gender parity in access to education and learning outcomes, as well as ongoing efforts within the partnership to improve gender equality in and through education. (All charts are extracted from the report unless otherwise noted.)
1. More girls are completing primary school than before – but they are not catching up to boys
While the rates of progress are good, girls’ primary completion rates have been rising at essentially the same pace as those of children overall. This means that the gender gap is not narrowing.
Proportion of children who complete primary education: Overall (green) vs. girls (pink)