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Field Detail
Theme Human Development
Code HD-GEN-1.7
Sub-theme Gender
Name Female tertiary education completion rate
Definition Percent of females aged 24 years and above who have completed tertiary level education.
Calculation/Formula Number of adult females aged 24 and above who have completed tertiary education / Total adult female population aged 24 and above x 100
Unit of Measure %
Range (eg Age) Females - 24+ years
Assumptions That information is correctly reported in a census or survey
Limitations Based on respondents answers and not on tertiary certificate/diploma/degree
Intended Direction of change Increase
Purpose/Rationale Measure of gender equality in access to education and family life (gender preferences). Links to good governance.
Policy Linkages Regional and International conventions/ development frameworks endorsed by PIC governments (MDGs; CRC; BPA; FBEAP; PPA)
Preferred Data Sources MOE digests and statistical reports, Household surveys
Primary Data Collection System Survey - National Statistics Office
Frequency of Data Collection Annual
Other agencies countries_ must report to: UNESCO
SPC Responsibility - Data Management SDD
Comments / Regional Trend Analysis National education data may not equal census/survey estimates as the latter captures tertiary qualifications completed overseas
Means of Verification (outside NSO system) Education Management Information System (EMIS) - Education Departments
SPC Programme HDP
Numerator Number of adult females aged 24 years and above who have completed tertiary education
Denominator Total adult female population aged 24 years and above
Factor x 100
Unit %