Primary school teachers trained to teach (%)

Primary school teachers trained to teach (%)

Percentage of primary school teachers that have received the minimum organized teacher training (pre-service or in-service) required for teaching at the primary level.

Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics (2013). Data Centre. Accessed November, 2013

http://stats.uis.unesco.org

Data in the tables are those available to the Human Development Report Office as of 15 November, 2013, unless otherwise specified.

HDI Rank

Country

2000

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

.. Very high human development

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

.. High human development

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

.. Medium human development

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

.. Low human development

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

1 Norway

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

2 Australia

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

3 Switzerland

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

4 Netherlands

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

5 United States

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

6 Germany

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

7 New Zealand

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

8 Canada

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

9 Singapore

..

..

..

96

97

94

..

..

94 1

10 Denmark

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

11 Ireland

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

12 Sweden

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

13 Iceland

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

14 United Kingdom

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

15 Korea (Republic of)

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

15 Hong Kong, China (SAR)

87

93

95

95

95

95

96

96

96 1

17 Japan

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

18 Liechtenstein

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

19 Israel

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

20 France

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

21 Luxembourg

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

21 Belgium

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

21 Austria

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

24 Finland

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

25 Slovenia

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

26 Italy

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

27 Spain

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

28 Czech Republic

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

29 Greece

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

30 Brunei Darussalam

..

84

85

83

84

84

87

88

88 1

31 Qatar

..

..

..

..

52

49

..

..

49 1

32 Cyprus

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

33 Estonia

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

34 Saudi Arabia

..

..

..

91

..

..

..

..

91 1

35 Poland

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

35 Lithuania

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

37 Slovakia

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

37 Andorra

..

..

100

100

100

100

100

100

100 1

39 Malta

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

40 United Arab Emirates

..

60

..

..

..

..

..

..

100 1

41 Portugal

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

41 Chile

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

43 Hungary

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

44 Cuba

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100 1

44 Bahrain

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

80

82 1

46 Kuwait

100

100

100

100

100

100

..

78

78 1

47 Croatia

100

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

100 1

48 Latvia

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

49 Argentina

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

50 Uruguay

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

51 Montenegro

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

51 Bahamas

..

82

89

94

91

84

92

..

92 1

53 Belarus

..

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100 1

54 Romania

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

55 Libya

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

56 Oman

100

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

57 Russian Federation

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

58 Bulgaria

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

59 Barbados

..

73

..

70

61

58

58

55

55 1

60 Palau

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

61 Antigua and Barbuda

47

..

..

67

53

57

55

65

65 1

62 Malaysia

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

63 Mauritius

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100 1

64 Trinidad and Tobago

76

..

..

89

87

88

..

..

88 1

65 Panama

75

90

91

91

91

92

92

92

90 1

65 Lebanon

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

10 1

67 Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

68 Costa Rica

..

97

88

89

86

88

89

91

91 1

69 Turkey

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

70 Kazakhstan

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

71 Seychelles

81

..

..

..

..

99

..

..

99 1

71 Mexico

..

95

95

95

95

96

96

..

96 1

73 Sri Lanka

..

..

..

..

..

..

82

82

82 1

73 Saint Kitts and Nevis

61

58

..

62

64

62

62

64

61 1

75 Iran (Islamic Republic of)

..

..

96

99

98

..

..

..

98 1

76 Azerbaijan

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100 1

77 Serbia

..

..

..

100

..

94

..

70

56 1

77 Jordan

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

79 Grenada

67

75

..

69

73

69

65

..

65 1

79 Georgia

95

..

..

..

95

95

..

..

95 1

79 Brazil

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

82 Peru

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

83 Ukraine

99

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100 1

84 The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

84 Belize

54

..

39

45

43

43

45

48

54 1

86 Bosnia and Herzegovina

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

87 Armenia

..

77

..

..

..

..

..

..

77 1

88 Fiji

..

..

..

..

98

..

..

100

100 1

89 Thailand

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

90 Tunisia

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

100 1

91 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

..

74

..

78

83

80

84

..

85 1

91 China

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

93 Dominica

65

60

64

61

59

58

61

58

61 1

93 Algeria

95

99

99

99

..

..

..

..

99 1

95 Albania

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

96 Jamaica

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

97 Saint Lucia

..

80

80

82

88

88

87

87

88 1

98 Ecuador

87

71

71

72

..

83

84

84

84 1

98 Colombia

..

..

..

100

100

100

100

100

100 1

100 Tonga

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

100 Suriname

..

..

..

..

100

100

..

..

100 1

102 Dominican Republic

..

88

88

88

89

84

85

85

85 1

103 Turkmenistan

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

103 Mongolia

100

100

100

100

100

100

98

99

99 1

103 Maldives

66

64

68

66

68

74

77

81

81 1

106 Samoa

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

107 Palestine, State of

100

100

..

100

100

100

100

100

100 1

108 Indonesia

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

109 Botswana

89

93

94

97

99

100

..

..

100 1

110 Egypt

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

111 Paraguay

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

112 Gabon

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

100 1

113 Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

91

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

114 Moldova (Republic of)

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

115 El Salvador

..

95

94

93

93

93

..

96

96 1

116 Uzbekistan

..

..

100

100

100

100

100

100

100 1

117 Philippines

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

118 Syrian Arab Republic

89

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

118 South Africa

68

..

..

..

..

87

..

..

87 1

120 Iraq

100

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

100 1

121 Viet Nam

80

93

96

98

99

100

98

99

100 1

121 Guyana

51

57

..

57

58

64

66

68

68 1

123 Cape Verde

..

78

81

83

85

86

90

92

95 1

124 Micronesia (Federated States of)

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

125 Kyrgyzstan

46

58

61

62

64

66

68

70

72 1

125 Guatemala

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

127 Namibia

..

92

93

95

95

96

96

..

98 1

128 Timor-Leste

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

129 Morocco

..

100

..

100

100

100

100

100

100 1

129 Honduras

..

..

..

..

36

..

..

..

36 1

131 Vanuatu

..

..

..

100

..

..

..

..

100 1

132 Nicaragua

73

77

74

72

73

..

75

..

75 1

133 Tajikistan

..

..

93

87

88

90

93

94

94 1

133 Kiribati

..

94

84

90

85

..

..

..

85 1

135 India

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

136 Cambodia

..

98

98

98

98

99

99

99

100 1

136 Bhutan

95

94

92

..

91

..

..

..

91 1

138 Ghana

69

58

56

53

49

48

..

51

52 1

139 Lao People's Democratic Republic

77

83

86

90

97

92

95

94

97 1

140 Congo

65

..

89

..

..

..

87

79

80 1

141 Zambia

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

142 Sao Tome and Principe

..

..

..

..

..

48

..

..

48 1

142 Bangladesh

..

53

51

56

54

58

..

58

58 1

144 Equatorial Guinea

..

..

..

..

51

43

45

49

49 1

145 Nepal

..

31

..

61

66

..

74

81

93 1

146 Pakistan

..

86

85

84

85

85

84

83

84 1

147 Kenya

..

99

99

99

98

97

..

..

97 1

148 Swaziland

90

91

92

94

..

74

73

78

78 1

149 Angola

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

150 Myanmar

63

76

98

99

99

99

100

..

100 1

151 Rwanda

53

94

98

98

94

94

91

98

96 1

152 Nigeria

..

50

51

..

..

..

66

..

66 1

152 Cameroon

..

63

62

36

..

..

57

67

79 1

154 Yemen

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

155 Madagascar

..

..

..

..

..

..

90

95

95 1

156 Zimbabwe

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

157 Solomon Islands

..

..

..

..

..

..

58

54

54 1

157 Papua New Guinea

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

159 Tanzania (United Republic of)

..

100

100

100

..

100

94

..

97 1

159 Comoros

..

..

..

..

57

..

..

55

55 1

161 Mauritania

..

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100 1

162 Lesotho

74

64

67

72

57

58

63

66

68 1

163 Senegal

..

46

50

46

46

43

48

..

65 1

164 Uganda

..

85

..

93

89

..

..

95

95 1

165 Benin

65

..

..

..

..

40

43

47

47 1

166 Togo

..

..

..

..

..

..

77

71

83 1

166 Sudan

..

58

59

..

61

60

..

..

60 1

168 Haiti

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

169 Afghanistan

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

170 Djibouti

..

..

79

..

80

100

..

100

100 1

171 Côte d'Ivoire

99

..

..

100

100

100

..

100

99 1

172 Gambia

75

..

..

..

..

..

..

90

63 1

173 Ethiopia

..

..

..

..

90

85

39

48

57 1

174 Malawi

..

86

90

88

87

..

96

88

78 1

175 Liberia

..

..

40

..

40

48

..

56

56 1

176 Mali

..

..

..

..

50

50

..

52

52 1

177 Guinea-Bissau

35

..

..

..

..

..

39

..

39 1

178 Mozambique

..

60

65

63

67

71

76

80

84 1

179 Guinea

..

68

68

..

82

..

..

80

75 1

180 Burundi

..

88

..

87

..

91

..

94

95 1

181 Burkina Faso

..

88

87

88

88

86

..

..

95 1

182 Eritrea

72

84

88

87

90

92

94

91

90 1

183 Sierra Leone

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

48

55 1

184 Chad

..

..

..

..

..

68

70

62

62 1

185 Central African Republic

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

57

58 1

186 Congo (Democratic Republic of the)

..

..

..

96

93

93

92

90

94 1

187 Niger

97

85

92

98

98

98

97

96

97 1

.. South Sudan

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

.. Tuvalu

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

.. Somalia

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

.. San Marino

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

.. Nauru

..

..

..

74

..

..

..

..

74 1

.. Monaco

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

.. Marshall Islands

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

.. Korea (Democratic People's Rep. of)

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..


Footnotes
1. Data refer to the most recent year available during the period specified.

Symbols
.. Data not available
(.) Greater (or less) than zero but small enough to be rounded off to zero at the displayed number of decimal points
< Less than
- Not applicable
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