Malawi Education Spending 2003-2021

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.
  • Malawi education spending for 2018 was 15.78%, a 1.44% increase from 2017.
  • Malawi education spending for 2017 was 14.34%, a 2.76% decline from 2016.
  • Malawi education spending for 2016 was 17.10%, a 4.45% decline from 2015.
  • Malawi education spending for 2015 was 21.55%, a 5.22% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Education Spending (% of GDP)
Sierra Leone 32.47%
Burkina Faso 22.66%
Togo 21.77%
Senegal 21.53%
Tanzania 20.56%
Burundi 19.92%
Madagascar 19.82%
Zimbabwe 19.04%
Mozambique 17.88%
Benin 17.71%
Niger 16.78%
Malawi 15.78%
Guinea 14.87%
Haiti 14.44%
Nepal 14.10%
Gambia 11.19%
Uganda 10.92%
Rwanda 10.80%
Liberia 8.06%
South Sudan 0.88%
Malawi Education Spending - Historical Data
Year Education Spending (% of GDP) Annual Change
2018 15.78% 1.44%
2017 14.34% -2.76%
2016 17.10% -4.45%
2015 21.55% 5.22%
2014 16.33% -4.09%
2013 20.42% 5.33%
2011 15.10% 2.58%
2010 12.52% -4.03%
2003 16.55% -4.03%