ONE created the above vizualisations in partnership with Tableau. Data underlying index rankings came primarily from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics as well as the World Inequality Database on Education. Download an Excel file with the underlying data here.

ONE’s ground-breaking report, The Toughest Places for a Girl to Get an Education, reveals the ten toughest countries and highlights some of the many unique barriers girls face. The rankings were compiled using global data on 11 factors that reflect girls’ experience of education, including school completion rates, female literacy and pupil-teacher ratio. ONE’s analysis shows that nine of the 10 toughest countries are in Africa, and all are fragile states.

Over 130 million girls are still out of school – that’s over 130 million potential engineers, entrepreneurs and politicians whose leadership the world is missing out on. It’s a global crisis that perpetuates poverty.

This report calls on leaders to take urgent action to tackle the global education emergency, starting with fully funding the Global Partnership for Education and Education Cannot Wait.

Download the report (PDF)