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Metadata Glossary

Indicator NameGross intake ratio in grade 1, total, national source (% of relevant age group)
Long definitionGross intake ratio (GIR): This indicator measures the total number of new entrants in the first grade of primary education, regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the population at the official primary school-entrance age. Country-specific definition, method and targets are determined by countries themselves.
TopicKey Outcome Indicators
Unit of measure%
Limitations and exceptionsA high GIR indicates a high degree of access to primary education for children of the official primary school entrance age. This indicator can be distorted if repeaters in grade 1 are not distinguished from new entrants. The data derived from national sources may differ from international sources because of divergences in definitions, methods of calculation, or in some cases due to different underlying data. For these reasons, the data based on national sources in this database should not be used for making comparisons between countries, but rather for assessing the progress of individual countries.