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Visualizing District level poverty in Nepal

This map shows percentage of population living in poverty in districts.

Source: Small Area Estimation of Poverty


Which districts have the highest student/teacher ratios?


For the purpose of understanding this map, student–teacher ratio is the number of students who attend schools in a district divided by the number of teachers in that district.

For example, If student-teacher ratio is 100, that means there are 100 students per teacher. Now think about it: You are a 5th grade student in a village in Nepal. There are 100 students in your class and just one teacher. Wouldn’t it be hard for you to learn anything?

The higher the student-teacher ratio, the harder it is for students to learn and get attention of teachers.

Rautahat has the highest student teacher ratio in Nepal followed by Sarlahi and Mahottari.

Explore the map to find out student-teacher ratio in different districts.

Source: Open Nepal Portal and Government of Nepal, Department of Education.


Visualizing Number of Teachers in 2011

You can also view the number of teachers in the table below. Districts are arranged in an alphabetical order.

Source: Open Nepal Portal and Government of Nepal, Department of Education.


Does educating girls reduce fertility rates in South Asia?

Numbers from World Development Indicators show that the higher the level of female education, the lower the fertility rate.