Ensure Education For All means that one of the eight Millennium Development Goals is to give to all boys and girls in the world the means to complete a full course of primary schooling from now on to 2015. Decided in September 2000 during the "Millennium Statement of the United Nations", the "plan of campaign" will assess the achieved progress in this universal primary education on taking into account for each country the three following indicators :

1- Net enrolment rate [NER] in primary school.
It is, for a given year, the ratio between the amount of enrolled pupils of legal age and the amount of children old enough for that level of schooling. This participation indicator gives information about the proportion of the population of official schooling age that really goes to school.

2- Survival rate in the 5 th grade [SUR].
It is the proportion of a cohort of pupils starting the 1st grade in the primary school and completing the 5th. This indicator enables to assess the chances of a continuous literacy demanding a minimal attendance at the first years of a basis teaching.

3- 15 years old and over literacy rate [LIT].
It could correspond, in the age bracket under consideration, to the proportion of people who can both read and write with understanding a short everyday life statement. But each country has its own standards and things are far from being that easy. While waiting the launching by the UNESCO - beginning of 2007 - of the Literacy Assessment and Monitoring Program and its results, we are based on the existing data mainly collected by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics among the national sources.

The UNESCO Institute for Statistics, in charge of the collection the data and the universal primary education indicators, was our main data source. It is from statistics published on its website that we made the tables submitted to analysis.

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