Participation Rates in HE and TVET and Socio-economic Development

17th May 2024
Author: William Avis

This K4DD Rapid Evidence Review examines women’s participation rates in Higher Education (HE) and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) across the Middle East North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Southeast Asia regions, alongside socio-economic development indicators.

It highlights link between gender equality and sustainable development, stressing the need for equal access to education, economic resources, and political participation for women.

Drawing on UNESCO and UNDP data, the review outlines global commitments and provides country-level data, categorised by income groups.

Suggested Citation

Avis, W. (2023). Participation rates in HE and TVET and socio-economic development. K4DD Rapid Evidence Review 4. Brighton: UK. Institute of Development Studies. DOI: 10.19088/K4DD.2024.015


17th May 2024


Continent: Africa, Asia