OECD members Education Spending 1993-2021

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.
  • OECD members education spending for 2017 was 12.11%, a 0.79% decline from 2016.
  • OECD members education spending for 2016 was 12.89%, a 0.07% decline from 2015.
  • OECD members education spending for 2015 was 12.97%, a 0.05% decline from 2014.
  • OECD members education spending for 2014 was 13.02%, a 0.43% increase from 2013.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Education Spending (% of GDP)
Sub-Saharan Africa 17.12%
Latin America & Caribbean 17.04%
South Asia 15.10%
World 14.34%
OECD members 12.11%
Euro Area 11.85%
European Union 11.44%
OECD members Education Spending - Historical Data
Year Education Spending (% of GDP) Annual Change
2017 12.11% -0.79%
2016 12.89% -0.07%
2015 12.97% -0.05%
2014 13.02% 0.43%
2013 12.58% 0.02%
2012 12.56% 0.28%
2011 12.28% 0.23%
2010 12.05% -0.57%
2009 12.61% 0.04%
2008 12.57% -0.32%
2007 12.90% -0.07%
2006 12.97% 0.21%
2005 12.76% -0.24%
2004 13.00% 0.15%
2003 12.85% 0.28%
2002 12.57% 0.14%
2001 12.43% 0.26%
2000 12.17% 0.02%
1999 12.15% -0.17%
1998 12.32% 0.52%
1996 11.80% -0.13%
1995 11.94% -0.33%
1994 12.27% 1.15%
1993 11.12% 1.15%