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Goal 2: Achieve universal primary education

Bolivia 2009

2009


Literacy rate of 15-24 year-olds

Ensure that, by 2015, children everywhere, boys and girls alike, will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling


Literacy rate of 15-24 year-olds

Statistics

Figure 5:

 


Source: Based on INE household surveys. p = Preliminary.

Interpretation

Illiteracy rate of 15-24 year-olds

The illiteracy rate of 15-24 year-olds9 reflects the most immediate outcomes of primary education. Nationwide, this indicator is low, having been less than 2 per cent for the past seven years.

Between 2000 and 2008, significant progress was achieved in lowering the illiteracy rate for the population aged between 15 and 24, as it fell by 1.8 percentage points (Figure 5).The most pronounced reduction took place from 2006 to 2007, as a result of execution of the National Literacy Programme, “Yes, I can”.

Related Links

MDG Monitor Country Profile Bolivia

The Official United Nations site for the MDG Indicators

World Bank Country Brief Bolivia


Ensure that, by 2015, children everywhere, boys and girls alike, will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling

Statistics

Figure 4

Note: * Based on Educational Information System data (Ministry of Education) *Datum calculated by UDAPE. This figure differs from the 97.0 reported in the Ministry of EducationÂ’s Dossier of School Statistics and Indicators because the denominator used was the population datum that takes census omission into account in order to be consistent with the rest of the series. e Datum estimated by UDAPE.

Interpretation

Net enrolment ratio in primary education

This is one of the most important indicators for measuring children’s universal access to school. The net enrolment ratio in primary education in Bolivia6 declined between 2002 and 2007 (Figure 4). That could be due to a number of factors, such as the steady drop in public investment in education, the lack of clear direction in educational policies, or, in addition, overestimation of the population in the calculation of some indicators.

In 2006 and 2007, the drop in net enrolment was more pronounced than in previous years. However, that does not necessarily reflect an actual decline in enrolment. Instead, it could be explained by implementation of the new uniform student registration system (RUDE), which served to reduce over-reporting of pupils enrolled in educational establishments. Thanks to the data resulting from implementation of the RUDE, there has been an improvement in the quality and accuracy of the information compiled on all educational establishments in Bolivia.

Related Links

MDG Monitor Country Profile Bolivia

The Official United Nations site for the MDG Indicators

World Bank Country Brief Bolivia