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2020 GEM Report - Inclusion and education

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Graph of the week

In at least 20 countries, hardly any poor, rural young woman completed upper secondary school

In low-income countries, 69 young women completed secondary school for every 100 young men, 23 rural residents for every 100 urban residents and 5 among the poorest 20% for every 100 of the richest. In at least 20 countries with data, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa, hardly any poor, rural young woman completed upper secondary school.

Statistics of the month

These statistics are taken from GEM Report materials.



of the poorest countries

failed to support learners at risk during the COVID-19 crisis

¼ of countries

have laws requiring children with disabilities to be educated in separate settings



have laws that help ensure full inclusion in education