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Low- and Middle-Income Country Educational Attainment Geospatial Estimates 2000-2017


General Info
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
Algeria (DZA)
Angola (AGO)
Belize (BLZ)
Benin (BEN)
Bhutan (BTN)
Bolivia (BOL)
Botswana (BWA)
Brazil (BRA)
Burundi (BDI)
Cambodia (KHM)
Cameroon (CMR)
Chad (TCD)
China (CHN)
Colombia (COL)
Comoros (COM)
Congo (COG)
Cuba (CUB)
Djibouti (DJI)
Ecuador (ECU)
Egypt (EGY)
Eritrea (ERI)
Ethiopia (ETH)
Gabon (GAB)
Gambia (GMB)
Ghana (GHA)
Guatemala (GTM)
Guinea (GIN)
Guyana (GUY)
Haiti (HTI)
Honduras (HND)
India (IND)
Indonesia (IDN)
Iraq (IRQ)
Jamaica (JAM)
Jordan (JOR)
Kenya (KEN)
Lesotho (LSO)
Liberia (LBR)
Libya (LBY)
Malawi (MWI)
Malaysia (MYS)
Mali (MLI)
Mexico (MEX)
Mongolia (MNG)
Morocco (MAR)
Myanmar (MMR)
Namibia (NAM)
Nepal (NPL)
Nicaragua (NIC)
Niger (NER)
Nigeria (NGA)
Pakistan (PAK)
Palestine (PSE)
Panama (PAN)
Paraguay (PRY)
Peru (PER)
Rwanda (RWA)
Senegal (SEN)
Somalia (SOM)
Sudan (SDN)
Suriname (SUR)
Eswatini (SWZ)
Thailand (THA)
Togo (TGO)
Tunisia (TUN)
Uganda (UGA)
Viet Nam (VNM)
Yemen (YEM)
Zambia (ZMB)
Zimbabwe (ZWE)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2000 - 12/2017
Data type
  • Subnationally representative

This dataset contains estimates produced for educational attainment for adults ages 15-49, and the 20–24 subgroup, by sex at the 5x5 km-level for 105 low- and middle-income countries for 2000-2017. It provides years of education and proportion of the population attaining key levels of education. These estimates were produced using individual records from 528 geo-referenced household sample survey and census sources.

The dataset includes the following:

  • GeoTIFF raster files for pixel-level estimates of mean educational attainment, and proportion of the population achieving zero, less than primary, primary, and secondary schooling for adults ages 15-49 and 20-24, divided by sex
  • CSV files of aggregated estimates for each country at the zero, first, and second administrative divisions
  • Code files used to generate the estimates

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