Agency Strategic Goal:
Human capacity built through education and
Net primary enrollment ratio
UNESCO Statistical Yearbook 1997
Performance Goal 1:
primary enrollment ratios fast enough to
attain full primary enrollment by 2015.
Percentage of countries increasing
primary enrollment ratio at or above the
rate of increase needed to attain full
primary school enrollment by 2015,
starting from 1992 base.
Data in table are provided for USAID assisted countries
for which data are available.
Baseline period is 1985 92 or 1985 93,
The 1999 benchmark represents performance over a period
ending in 1999 and beginning in 1992 95, as available.
country, the rate of increase in primary enrollment needed to reach
full enrollment by 2015 was calculated, based on actual enrollment
ratios in 1992 or 1993, as available.
For each region, the statistic
shown represents the percentage of countries increasing primary
enrollment at least this fast over the period cited.
Data are sparse
for all regions.
The changes shown partly reflect the increased number
of countries reporting net enrollment data over the period.
Europe and the New Independent States reported too few data for the
base period to provide a meaningful comparison.
The difference between girls' and boys' primary enrollment
ratio is virtually eliminated.
The second performance goal also
flows from the USG commitment to the DAC targets.
performance is assessed on the basis of the share of countries in
each region that either have or are projected to bring the gender
gap in gross primary enrollment ratios under 5% by 1999.
Sub Saharan Africa:
Recent trends suggest that 8 out of 19
countries with relevant data are likely to reduce the gender gap
in primary enrollments to below 5% by 1999, compared with 6 out
of 19 in 1993.
In many other cases, the current gender gap is
too large to expect the goal to be reached by the end of the