The United Kingdom (UK) is a major contributor to COL’s budget and an important source of leadership and expertise. As a major donor, the UK has a seat on COL’s Board of Governors. COL has close relationships with several institutions in the UK, particularly the UK Open University. The UK delivers international aid through the Department for International Development (DFID).

School-age Population by Education Level1

4,959,070

 

4,166,196

Secondary

 

Tertiary

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Secondary Education
for the school year ending 20141

130.4%

 

125.3%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Tertiary Education
for the school year ending 20141

64.1%

 

49.0%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Percentage of female teachers in 1

61.4%

 

44.3%

Secondary(2014)

 

Tertiary (2014)

 

 

1. UNESCO Institutue for Statitics Data Centre, retrieved in May, 2017

 

Literacy rate (2010)1

99%

 

99%

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Female

 

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Male

 

 

Economic Activity (2010)1

56%

 

69%

Adult (15+) economic activity
Female

 

Adult (15+) economic activity
Male

 

 

Political Decision Making (2014)1

23%

Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament

 

 

Life expectancy (2012)1

83

 

79

Female

 

Male

 

 

1. COL gender country profile April 2015 

 

52.0 124.1
Fixed-telephone subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-cellular subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
37.4 87.5
Fixed-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
89.9 92.0
Households with a computer (%)1 Individuals using the internet (%)1

 

 

1. International Telecommunication Union (ITU) ICT Eye Country profile, retrieved in May, 2017