Education in Pakistan

The delivery of education services in Pakistan is severely impacted by economic, political and security challenges that the country has been facing for some years.

The 18th Amendment to the Constitution of Pakistan, approved in 2010, devolved responsibility for education delivery and spending to provincial governments. The federal ministry retains some limited mandates, mainly in curriculum development, accreditation and the financing of research and development.

See a comprehensive interactive map of education rankings across Pakistan.

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Year 6 student Rimsha Farooq reads during class at Khinger Khurd school, Punjab Province, Pakistan. Sept. 2012. Credit STARS/Kristian Buus


All amounts are in US dollars.

Grant type Years Allocations Disbursements Grant agent  
Sector plan development 2012 250,000 249,717 UNICEF  
Program development 2013 190,000 188,092 World Bank  
Program implementation 2014-2019 34,000,000 34,000,000 World Bank Progress report
Sector plan development 2018 460,350 - UNICEF  
Program development 2019 200,000 - World Bank  
Program implementation 2015-2017 65,730,921 65,730,921 World Bank Completion report
Sector plan development 2017 499,400 - World Bank  
  TOTAL 100,870,321 100,168,730    

GPE has also provided the Pakistan Coalition for Education - An initiative of Society for Access to Quality Education (PCE) 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 Pakistan, and GPE data for Balochistan and Sindh show the country progress on 16 indicators monitored in the GPE Results Framework.

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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 11, 2019