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Fees in primary school by region

Countries without free public primary education available to all school age children

By region

 

Sub-Saharan Africa

Eastern Europe
and Central Asia

Asia

Middle East
and North Africa

Latin America

Angola
Benin
Burkina Faso
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African Rep.
Chad
Congo/Brazzaville
Congo/Kinshasa
Côte d’Ivoire
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Gabon
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Liberia
Mali
Mauritania
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
Sao Tomé & Principe
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Swaziland
Togo
Zimbabwe
 
 
Governments rolling back charges
Burundi
Gambia
Kenya
Lesotho
Madagascar
Malawi
Nigeria
Rwanda
South Africa
Tanzania
Uganda
Zambia

Albania
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Bulgaria
Croatia
Georgia
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Macedonia
Moldova
Romania
Russia
Serbia
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Ukraine
Uzbekistan
 
 
Externally funded education
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Kosovo
 
 

Bhutan
Burma/Myanmar
Cambodia
China
Fiji
Indonesia
Laos
Maldives
Nepal
Pakistan
Papua New Guinea
Philippines
Singapore
Viet Nam
 
 
Externally funded education
Timor-Leste
 
 
Governments rolling back charges
Bangladesh
India
Malaysia
Mongolia

Djibouti
Egypt
Iran
Israel
Jordan
Lebanon
Qatar
Sudan
Syria
Tunisia
UA Emirates
Yemen
 
 
Externally funded education
Afghanistan
Iraq
Palestinian Territories

Bolivia
Colombia
Ecuador
Dominican Republic
El Salvador
Guatemala
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
 
 
 

 
 
The Caribbean

Antigua & Barbuda
Belize
Grenada
Guyana
Haiti
St Lucia
St Vincent
Suriname
Trinidad & Tobago
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Katarina Tomasevski: Free or fee: 2006 Global Report (Copenhagen, 2006)