Burkina Faso

Background Information

Region

Sub-Saharan Africa

World Bank income group

Low income

Percent of population aged 10-24

33% (UNFPA, 2023)

Total primary school age population (both sexes)

3,855,111 (UIS, 2022)

Total secondary school age population (both sexes)

3,707,117 (UIS, 2022)

Proportion of women aged 20-24 years who were married or in a union before age 18 (% of women aged 20-24)

51%

Source: UNSDG , 2015

Adolescent birth rate (per 1,000 women ages 15-19)

127

Source: UN Human Development Reports , 2018

Percentage of women who ever experienced physical violence since age 15 (% of women 15-49)

20%

Source: DHS , 2021

Percentage of married women employed in the last 12 months (% of married or in-union women 15-49)

66%

Source: DHS , 2021

Education Snapshot Back to Top

Number of years of free primary and secondary education guaranteed in legal frameworks (Years)

10

Source: UIS , 2022

Percentage of upper secondary schools providing life skills-based HIV and sexuality education within the formal curriculum or as part of extra-curricular activities Percentage of schools

15%

Source: UNESCO , 2022

Proportion of schools with access to single-sex basic sanitation facilities Percentage of schools

  • Primary 67%

    (2022)

  • Lower secondary 49%

    (2022)

  • Upper secondary 36%

    (2022)

Source: UIS

Women as a percentage of teachers in tertiary education Women as a percentage

Source: UIS , 2022

Men as a percentage of teachers in pre-primary education Men as a percentage

Source: UIS , 2022

Expenditure on education as a percentage of total government expenditure % GDP spent on education

Source: UIS , 2023

Proportion of students at the end of primary education achieving at least a minimum proficiency level in reading

  • Female 33%

  • Male 33%

Female: UIS, 2014

Male: UIS, 2019

Proportion of students at the end of primary education achieving at least a minimum proficiency level in mathematics

  • Female 24%

  • Male 27%

Female: UIS, 2019

Male: UIS, 2019


Experiencing bullying in the last 12 months in lower secondary education

No data available

Youth not in education, employment or training

  • Female 49%

  • Male 30%

Female: ILO, 2018

Male: ILO, 2018


Completion rate

No data available
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Out-of-school rate

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Legal Frameworks Back to Top

Presence of legislation on child protection, to prevent corporal punishment in schools

3

Limited protection from violence in educational institutions

Source: HerAtlas , 2019

Presence of legislation protecting the right to education without discrimination based on sex/gender

4

Enshrines right to education, only for a group of persons, without discrimination based on sex/gender

Source: HerAtlas , 2019

Presence of legislation to protect and facilitate education of pregnant adolescent girls

No data available

Existence of processes to support coordinated action on gender equality in and through education by ministries, civil society, youth organizations and other actors

Data coming soon!

Existence of systematic processes to review and update curricula and learning resources, with a view to eradicating gender stereotypes and promoting gender equality

Data coming soon!

Training on gender-responsive pedagogies is embedded in teacher training programmes

Data coming soon!


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Transforming Education Summit National Statement of Commitment Back to Top