Latin American Education: Uruguay Best
    17th October 2011

    The first Latin Education Index shows the best and worst countries.
    BY LBC STAFF
     
    Companies throughout Latin America frequently complain about education as a key challenge. But how does each country compare? And how does Latin America compare with the rest of the world?
     
    The first Latin Education Index from Latin Business Chronicle provides a key benchmark.
    It is based on the following five criteria using data from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and the World Economic Forum:

    Quality of primary education.
    Mean years of schooling.
    Expected years of schooling. 
    Combined gross enrollment ratio in education.
    Adult literacy rate.
    A common standard for comparing education internationally – the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) from the OECD – has not been included as it only includes eight Latin American countries.
    Meanwhile, Cuba is not included due to no data on one of the five criteria (quality). However, it excels in the other four categories, according to UNESCO data. 
    Uruguay came out on top on the Latin Education Index, thanks to having the highest number of expected years of schooling (15.7), highest enrollment (90.9 percent), highest literacy rate (97.9 percent)and second-best quality, although it ranked seventh when it came to mean years of schooling (8.4).
    Argentina and Chile follow Uruguay, while the three worst countries on the Latin Education Index are Haiti, Guatemala and …

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