Kenya Education Spending 1982-2021

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.
  • Kenya education spending for 2018 was 19.10%, a 1.4% increase from 2017.
  • Kenya education spending for 2017 was 17.71%, a 0.35% increase from 2016.
  • Kenya education spending for 2016 was 17.35%, a 0.69% increase from 2015.
  • Kenya education spending for 2015 was 16.66%, a 0.42% decline 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%
Kenya Education Spending - Historical Data
Year Education Spending (% of GDP) Annual Change
2018 19.10% 1.40%
2017 17.71% 0.35%
2016 17.35% 0.69%
2015 16.66% -0.42%
2014 17.08% -2.05%
2013 19.14% -0.79%
2012 19.92% 0.67%
2011 19.25% -1.30%
2010 20.56% -4.53%
2006 25.08% -2.39%
2005 27.47% 0.80%
2004 26.67% 1.69%
2003 24.98% -0.65%
2002 25.63% 3.23%
2001 22.40% -1.00%
2000 23.40% -1.15%
1999 24.55% 9.60%
1994 14.95% 1.09%
1993 13.86% -2.09%
1992 15.95% -2.69%
1991 18.64% 1.55%
1989 17.09% -2.38%
1988 19.47% 1.80%
1986 17.66% 2.11%
1985 15.56% 1.02%
1984 14.53% -2.86%
1983 17.40% 1.06%
1982 16.34% 1.06%