Education and youth
Indonesia has made tremendous progress in ensuring primary school children get an education - some 99 per cent of children aged between 7 and 12 years old are enrolled in school.
However, nearly 4 million Indonesian children aged 7-15 are still not attending school.
Looking at statistics from the provincial and district levels shows that certain groups of children are worst affected - children from the poorest households are four times more likely to be out of school than those in the richest.
The vast majority of out-of-school children are those who drop out during the transition to higher levels of education. There is a positive correlation between a mother's education and the probability of a child being in school; the higher the education of the mother, the higher the probability that a child will be in school.
Understanding and responding to these challenges is central to UNICEF’s work in education, including: