Zimbabwe

Background Information

Region

Sub-Saharan Africa

World Bank income group

Lower middle income

Percent of population aged 10-24

33% (UNFPA, 2020)

Total primary school age population (both sexes)

2,949,219 (UIS, 2020)

Total secondary school age population (both sexes)

2,062,944 (UIS, 2020)

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

32%

Source: UNSDG, 2015

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

86

Source: UN Human Development Reports, 2018

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

35%

Source: DHS, 2015

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

55%

Source: DHS, 2015

Education Snapshot Back to Top

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

No data available

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

Source: UIS, 2018

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

No data available

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

No data available

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

No data available

Completion rate

Primary school age
  • Female 92%

  • Male 86%

Female: UIS, 2019

Male: UIS, 2019

Lower secondary school age
  • Female 54%

  • Male 54%

Female: UIS, 2019

Male: UIS, 2019

Upper secondary school age
  • Female 12%

  • Male 17%

Female: UIS, 2019

Male: UIS, 2019


Out-of-school rate

Primary school
  • Female 4%

  • Male 6%

Female: UIS, 2019

Male: UIS, 2019

Lower secondary school
  • Female 24%

  • Male 27%

Female: UIS, 2019

Male: UIS, 2019

Upper secondary school
  • Female 78%

  • Male 66%

Female: UIS, 2019

Male: UIS, 2019

Programs Back to Top

Project/Program

A New Equilibrium for Girls

Project/Program

Accelerated Learning Program

Project/Program

CAMFED Association

Project/Program

Community Action Plan

Project/Program

Community Grants Program

Project/Program

Comprehensive scholarship programme

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Enough

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Gender Equity/Education Funding

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Girls' Education Challenge

Project/Program

Girls' Education Challenge Transition (GEC-T)

Project/Program

Grassroot Soccer Curriculum

Project/Program

Leading Community Action for Vulnerable Girls: Young African women at the forefront of COVID-19

Project/Program

Literacy Boost

Research Project/Report/Study

Programmatic approaches to the gender-related impacts of COVID-19 on education: Lessons from 2020

Project/Program

School-Related Gender-Based Violence: A Whole School Approach Pilot Initiative

Project/Program

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Project/Program

Secondary School Bursaries

Teacher Professional Development

Research Project/Report/Study

The COVID-19 Crisis and its Impact on Global Education

Research Project/Report/Study

The Effect of COVID-19 on Education in Africa and its Implications for the Use of Technology: A Survey of the Experiences and Opinions of Educators and Technology Specialists

Project/Program

Using Technology to Enhance the Re-introduction of Education amongst the Most Vulnerable Girls in Zimbabwe

Project/Program

Youth Clubs

Project/Program

Youth Enterprise

Project/Program

Zimbabwe Girls Secondary Education 2012 - 2020

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