Belize is a small state of the Commonwealth with a population of about 330,000. Much of the country’s natural environment is unspoilt, and there is strong emphasis on environmental education. Teacher education is another key priority for the Government of Belize. Belize contributes regularly to COL’s budget.

School-age Population by Education Level1

42,742

 

32,682

Secondary

 

Tertiary

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Secondary Education
for the school year ending 2013
1

88.7%

 

83.4%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Tertiary Education
for the school year ending 2013
1

32.5%

 

19.4%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Percentage of female teachers in 1

61.4%

 

50.2%

Secondary(2012)

 

Tertiary (2012)

 

 

1. UNESCO Institutue for Statitics Data Centre, retrieved in May, 2015

 

Literacy rate (2012)1

n/a

 

n/a

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Female

 

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Male

 

 

Economic Activity (2014)1

47%

 

81%

Adult (15+) economic activity
Female

 

Adult (15+) economic activity
Male

 

 

Political Decision Making (2014)1

3%

Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament

 

 

Life expectancy (2012)1

78

 

72

Female

 

Male

 

 

1. COL gender country profile April 2015 

 

7.2 52.9
Fixed-telephone subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-cellular subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
3.1 0.1
Fixed-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
28 31.7
Households with a computer (%)1 Individuals using the internet (%)1

 

 

1. International Telecommunication Union (ITU) ICT Eye Country profile, retrieved in April, 2015