Map 3: Learning and education
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Map 3. Learning and education: The map demonstrates the progress made towards the World Summit for Children goal of universal primary education for at least 80% of school-age children with a special emphasis on reducing the inequality between boys and girls. It shows primary school enrolment and attendance around the world, with a particular emphasis on the countries where the education of girls is significantly behind that of boys. Primary school under-enrolment and inequality are concentrated in two bands, one across the center of Africa and the other in South Asia. The largest differences between urban and rural attendance occur mostly within the bands. These are also the countries where female illiteracy exceeds 70%.