South Asia regional report 2014
A regional analysis of the situation of out of school children in the South Asia region published in 2014.
This study is primarily based on the country reports from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The first three countries are the most populous in South Asia and home to the majority of out-of-school children in the region. The South Asia study and the country studies aim to understand the scale of the problem of exclusion of children in the four countries as well as in the region. This study shows there are a total of 27 million children out of school in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, of whom 17 million are of primary school-age and 9.9 million of lower secondary school-age.