Lesotho Education Spending 1983-2021

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.
  • Lesotho education spending for 2018 was 13.89%, a 1.22% decline from 2017.
  • Lesotho education spending for 2017 was 15.12%, a 9.58% decline from 2008.
  • Lesotho education spending for 2008 was 24.70%, a 3.54% decline from 2006.
  • Lesotho education spending for 2006 was 28.23%, a 4.17% decline from 2005.
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%
Lesotho Education Spending - Historical Data
Year Education Spending (% of GDP) Annual Change
2018 13.89% -1.22%
2017 15.12% -9.58%
2008 24.70% -3.54%
2006 28.23% -4.17%
2005 32.40% 4.76%
2004 27.65% -4.46%
2003 32.11% 7.74%
2002 24.36% 0.51%
2001 23.85% 4.65%
2000 19.20% -4.35%
1999 23.55% -2.89%
1997 26.44% 5.94%
1995 20.51% 1.92%
1994 18.59% -4.43%
1993 23.02% 7.63%
1989 15.39% 0.10%
1988 15.29% -7.63%
1985 22.92% 2.10%
1984 20.82% -8.59%
1983 29.41% -8.59%