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)

2,200,218 (UIS, 2022)

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

34%

Source: UNSDG , 2019

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

108

Source: UN Human Development Reports , 2017

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

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

67%

Source: UNESCO , 2020

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

  • Primary 93%

    (2020)

  • Lower secondary 94%

    (2020)

  • Upper secondary 97%

    (2020)

Source: UIS

Women as a percentage of teachers in tertiary education

No data available

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

Source: UIS , 2021

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

Source: UIS , 2020

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

  • Female 24%

Female: UIS, 2013


Experiencing bullying in the last 12 months in lower secondary education

No data available

Youth not in education, employment or training

  • Female 36%

  • Male 25%

Female: ILO, 2021

Male: ILO, 2021


Completion rate

Primary school age
  • Female 92%

  • Male 86%

Female: UIS, 2019

Male: UIS, 2019

Lower secondary school age
  • Female 53%

  • Male 44%

Female: UIS, 2019

Male: UIS, 2019

Upper secondary school age
  • Female 14%

  • Male 17%

Female: UIS, 2019

Male: UIS, 2019


Out-of-school rate

Primary school
  • Female 4%

  • Male 5%

Female: UIS, 2019

Male: UIS, 2019

Lower secondary school
  • Female 24%

  • Male 27%

Female: UIS, 2019

Male: UIS, 2019

Upper secondary school
  • Female 54%

  • Male 48%

Female: UIS, 2019

Male: UIS, 2019

Legal Frameworks Back to Top

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

1

No protection from violence in educational institutions

Source: HerAtlas , 2022

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 , 2022

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

5

Protection of the right to education of pregnant and/or parenting girls

Source: HerAtlas , 2022

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!


Programs Back to Top

Project/Program

Accelerated Learning Program

Project/Program

A New Equilibrium for Girls

Project/Program

CAMFED Association

Project/Program

Community Action Plan

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Community Grants Program

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Comprehensive scholarship programme

Project/Program

EI/ AOb Child Labour Projects: Transnational Best Practices and Union Impacts

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

Patsy Collins Trust Fund Initiative (PCTFI) – Cohort 3

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

Strengthening Opportunities for Adolescent Resilience (SOAR)

Project/Program

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

Transition Guides/Peer Educators

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 - 2023

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Government Programs Back to Top

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Transforming Education Summit National Statement of Commitment Back to Top