South Asia Education Spending 1997-2021

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.
  • South Asia education spending for 2017 was 15.10%, a 1.11% decline from 2016.
  • South Asia education spending for 2016 was 16.21%, a 3.36% increase from 2015.
  • South Asia education spending for 2015 was 12.85%, a 0.04% decline from 2014.
  • South Asia education spending for 2014 was 12.88%, a 1.05% decline 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%
South Asia Education Spending - Historical Data
Year Education Spending (% of GDP) Annual Change
2017 15.10% -1.11%
2016 16.21% 3.36%
2015 12.85% -0.04%
2014 12.88% -1.05%
2013 13.94% 1.42%
2012 12.52% -2.29%
2011 14.81% 2.94%
2010 11.86% -0.22%
2009 12.08% -5.73%
2008 17.82% -0.34%
2007 18.15% 1.84%
2006 16.31% 2.54%
2005 13.78% 0.19%
2004 13.59% -3.09%
2003 16.68% -1.26%
2000 17.94% 0.98%
1999 16.96% 3.64%
1997 13.32% 3.64%