Education in Albania

  • Albania joined the Global Partnership for Education in 2006.
  • The country’s National Education Strategy (NES) covers the period 2004-2015.
  • Albania has not received any GPE grants. However, GPE (then Fast Track Initiative) worked with the Albanian government to review the quality and assess the feasibility of the 2004-2015 National Education Strategy.
  • GPE has also encouraged collaboration in the education sector in this country, providing expertise and guidance to achieve the country’s education goals.
  • In 2013, Albania participated in GPE’s Sector Monitoring Initiative workshop in Bangkok and shared its experience with other partners about monitoring their sector strategy.
  • GPE has also provided the Albanian Coalition for Children's Education (ACCE) with a grant from the Civil Society Education Fund, to support its engagement in education sector policy dialogue and citizens’ voice in education quality, equity, and financing and sector reform.

Education sector progress

The graphs below show overall progress in the education sector in Albania, and GPE data shows the country progress on 16 indicators monitored in the GPE Results Framework.

Primary completion rate

Lower secondary completion rate

Out-of-school rate for children of primary school age

Out-of-school rate for adolescents of lower secondary school age

Pre-primary gross enrollment rate

Gender parity index for out-of-school rate

Public expenditure on education as share of GDP

Students/trained teacher ratio

Teachers trained

Source: World Bank - Education Data
Data on education are compiled by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics from official responses to surveys and from reports provided by education authorities in each country.

Last updated June 18, 2019