Deprivation and Marginalization in Education (DME)

Country overviews

Select a country and use the four tools on this page to see how educational marginalization works within each country.

  • Key marginalization statistics highlights four measures for the country as a whole:
    • education poverty – the proportion of the population with less than 4 years of education
    • extreme education poverty – the proportion with less than 2 years
    • what proportion of the poorest 20% are also in the bottom 20% of the education distribution
    • what proportion of 7-16 year olds have never been to school
  • Education poverty by dimension shows how education poverty varies by ethnic group, gender, language group, region, urban or rural location, and wealth quintile.
  • Select a dimension to explore indicators Education marginalization by dimension in the next table.
  • Use the final chart, Average number of years of schooling by wealth, location and gender to see how these three dimensions combine to reinforce marginalization.


  1. Data are for the population aged 17 to 22 unless otherwise stated
  2. Regions presented are the first official administrative division level except the following which are geographic areas rather than official administrative divisions: Colombia, Egypt, Guatemala, Iraq, Jordan, Lao PDR, Libya, Montenegro, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Somalia, Trinidad and Tobago, Ukraine.