rates of repetition and dropout in response to low quality
Country performance is assessed on the basis of
the proportion of children who eventually reach the fifth
grade, and regional performance on the basis of the average
rate for the countries in that region.
Sub Saharan Africa:
Recent trends suggest a modest increase in
primary school completion rates in the countries for which data
Asia and the Near East:
Average completion rates are projected to
increase by about 6% by 1999.
Recent data are missing for
several of the largest countries in the region, including
The current financial crisis in Asia creates some
uncertainty for near term trends in Indonesia.
Agency Strategic Goal:
Human capacity built through
education and training
Percentage of cohort enrolling in grade five.
UNESCO Statistical Yearbook 1997
Performance Goal 3:
completion rates improved.
Data in table are provided for USAID assisted countries
for which data are available.
Baseline shows most recent available
observation 1992 1994; 1999 column shows data for 1999.
sparse in all regions; changes in country coverage could affect
measured regional averages in 1999.