Country at a Glance UNICEF WB

Population
10.17 million
GDP
$7.843 billion
GDP Growth
2.8%
Population below the international poverty line of US$1.25 per day
62%
Population ages 10-19, proportion of total population
22%

Education Statistics (2007-2011) UNICEF

Youth (15-24 years) literacy rate (%), male
74%
Youth (15-24 years) literacy rate (5), female
70%
Primary school participation, net attendance ratio (%), male
48%
Primary school participation, net attendance ratio (%), female
52%
Primary school participation, Survival rate to last primary grade (%)
85%
Secondary school participation, Net attendance ratio (%), male
18%
Secondary school participation, Net attendance ratio (%), female
21%
Education and Conflict in Haiti: Rebuilding the Education Sector after the 2010 Earthquake
Reforming the largely dysfunctional education sector is crucial for the success of Haitian society and it also effects the country's long-term security and stabilization needs.

Problems in the Education Sector:
  • Limited financial support
  • High dropout rates
  • Low enrollment rates
  • High repetition rates
  • Linguistic barriers
  • Limited materials, expertise, management and organization of the education sector
  • Most schools (98%) are privatized and most are tuition-based.

These problems began long before the earthquake hit, but since the 2010 earthquake they have been compounded. Education also has a strong urban bias. Rural Haiti, which has 70% of the country's population, only receives 20% of the national educational expenditures.
ADD INFO ON KARA'S GOALS AND HOW THEY ADDRESS THE EDUCATIONAL NEED
Information Systems and Media UNICEF

Number per 100 population 2011, mobile phones
41
Use of mass media among adolescent males (%)
88%
Use of mass media among adolescent females (%)
83%