Net Intake Rate
The Net Intake Rate (NIR) is defined by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics as:
"New entrants in the first grade of primary education who are of the official primary school-entrance age, expressed as a percentage of the population of the same age."
NIR is disaggregated by gender and by region and rural/urban. It is found by dividing the number of children of official primary school-entrance age who enter the first grade of primary education, by the population of the same age, and multiplying the result by 100. 
The purpose of this statistical indicator is to measure the level of access to primary education as a percentage of children of the eligible age.
This is a very important indicator in measuring rates of Access to Education, when considering gender inequality issues, as well as regional or rural/urban inequalities.  It is of particular interest to the measure of civil liberties of women/girls in a given country or region.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 UNESCO Institute for Statistics. UIS Indicator Definitions: Education Indicators, Techical Guidelines. UNESCO. UNESCO.
- Millennium Development Goals
- Education for All
- Primary Education in Sub-Saharan Africa
- Primary Completion Rates
- Secondary Education in Sub-Saharan Africa
- Statistics:School Enrolment
- Statistics:Literacy Rates
- UNESCO Institute for Statistics
- GID Variables: School Enrolment
- GID Variables: Literacy Rates
- Maternal Mortality
- Adolescent Birth Rate
- Under-Five Mortality Rate
- Information Guide for Arab Millenium Development Goal Reports
- Net Enrollment Ratio (NER)