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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All amounts are in US dollars.
|Grant type||Years||Allocations||Disbursements||Grant agent|
|Program implementation||2015-2019||34,000,000||34,000,000||World Bank||Progress report|
|Sector plan development||2018-2020||460,350||0||UNICEF|
|Sector plan development||2019-2020||500,000||0||DFID|
|Sector plan development||2017-2019||499,900||499,900||DFID|
|Program implementation||2015-2017||66,000,000||65,730,921||World Bank||Completion report|
|Sector plan development||2017-2019||499,400||499,400||World Bank|
|Program development||2019-2020||200,000||164,619||World Bank|
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
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 – Primary and lower secondary
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.