The effect of varying population estimates on the calculation of enrolment rates and out-of-school rates

Information Paper, April 2017


Primary, lower secondary and upper secondary out-of-school rates are key thematic indicators of the UN Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4), which aims to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.” Precise estimates for these indicators are essential so as to ensure that initiatives seeking to increase enrolment are directed at the correct target groups, and in order to guarantee that investments in the education sector are effective and efficient. 

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UNESCO Institute for Statistics

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