Ghana Education Spending 1980-2021

General government expenditure on education (current, capital, and transfers) is expressed as a percentage of total general government expenditure on all sectors (including health, education, social services, etc.). It includes expenditure funded by transfers from international sources to government. General government usually refers to local, regional and central governments.
  • Ghana education spending for 2018 was 18.60%, a 1.5% decline from 2017.
  • Ghana education spending for 2017 was 20.10%, a 2% decline from 2016.
  • Ghana education spending for 2016 was 22.09%, a 1.72% decline from 2015.
  • Ghana education spending for 2015 was 23.81%, a 2.82% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Education Spending (% of GDP)
Honduras 22.95%
Bhutan 22.77%
Sao Tome and Principe 20.12%
Kenya 19.10%
Ghana 18.60%
Moldova 17.46%
Zambia 17.05%
Cameroon 16.88%
Congo, Rep. 15.57%
El Salvador 14.95%
Vietnam 14.47%
Djibouti 13.99%
Lesotho 13.89%
Georgia 12.95%
Sri Lanka 11.33%
Myanmar 10.35%
Cambodia 8.84%
Papua New Guinea 8.73%
Timor-Leste 7.93%
Ghana Education Spending - Historical Data
Year Education Spending (% of GDP) Annual Change
2018 18.60% -1.50%
2017 20.10% -2.00%
2016 22.09% -1.72%
2015 23.81% 2.82%
2014 20.99% -0.24%
2013 21.22% -16.30%
2012 37.52% 6.89%
2011 30.63% 9.94%
2010 20.70% -1.80%
2009 22.50% -1.54%
2008 24.04% 1.72%
2007 22.32% -1.85%
2006 24.16% 0.73%
2005 23.43% 1.05%
2004 22.38% 6.64%
2001 15.74% 0.85%
1999 14.89% -9.04%
1988 23.93% -0.74%
1987 24.67% -9.64%
1986 34.31% 20.48%
1982 13.83% 6.08%
1981 7.75% 0.11%
1980 7.64% 0.11%