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Africa Educational Attainment Geospatial Estimates 2000-2015


General Info
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
Angola (AGO)
Benin (BEN)
Botswana (BWA)
Burundi (BDI)
Cameroon (CMR)
Chad (TCD)
Congo (COG)
Djibouti (DJI)
Egypt (EGY)
Eritrea (ERI)
Ethiopia (ETH)
Gabon (GAB)
Guinea (GIN)
Kenya (KEN)
Lesotho (LSO)
Liberia (LBR)
Malawi (MWI)
Mali (MLI)
Morocco (MAR)
Namibia (NAM)
Niger (NER)
Nigeria (NGA)
Rwanda (RWA)
Senegal (SEN)
Somalia (SOM)
Sudan (SDN)
Eswatini (SWZ)
Gambia (GMB)
Togo (TGO)
Uganda (UGA)
Zambia (ZMB)
Zimbabwe (ZWE)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2000 - 12/2005
Data type
  • Subnationally representative

Estimates were produced for average years of educational attainment for women of reproductive age (15-49), women ages 20-24, and equivalent male age groups at the 5x5 km-level in 51 countries in Africa between 2000-2015. Estimates were also generated for the disparity in years of attainment between males and females for the same ages and period. These estimates were produced using data on educational attainment and geographical locations from censuses, several household survey series, including the Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) and Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS), and other country‐specific surveys. This dataset includes both GeoTIFF raster files for pixel-level estimates of educational attainment and attainment disparity and CSV files of aggregated estimates for each country at the first and second administrative divisions.

Code files used to generate the estimates are available online.