Sri Lanka Education Spending 1991-2021

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.
  • Sri Lanka education spending for 2018 was 11.33%, a 3.17% decline from 2017.
  • Sri Lanka education spending for 2017 was 14.50%, a 3.23% decline from 2016.
  • Sri Lanka education spending for 2016 was 17.73%, a 6.78% increase from 2015.
  • Sri Lanka education spending for 2015 was 10.95%, a 0.13% 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%
Sri Lanka Education Spending - Historical Data
Year Education Spending (% of GDP) Annual Change
2018 11.33% -3.17%
2017 14.50% -3.23%
2016 17.73% 6.78%
2015 10.95% 0.13%
2014 10.82% 1.40%
2013 9.42% 1.03%
2012 8.39% -0.72%
2011 9.11% 0.50%
2010 8.61% 0.33%
2009 8.27% -3.40%
1998 11.67% -1.03%
1996 12.69% 1.13%
1995 11.57% -1.14%
1994 12.71% 1.83%
1991 10.88% 1.83%