Sub-Saharan Africa Education Spending 2000-2021

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.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa education spending for 2018 was 17.88%, a 0.76% increase from 2017.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa education spending for 2017 was 17.12%, a 1.24% increase from 2016.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa education spending for 2016 was 15.88%, a 1.34% decline from 2015.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa education spending for 2015 was 17.22%, a 0.12% decline from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Education Spending (% of GDP)
Sub-Saharan Africa 17.88%
Sub-Saharan Africa Education Spending - Historical Data
Year Education Spending (% of GDP) Annual Change
2018 17.88% 0.76%
2017 17.12% 1.24%
2016 15.88% -1.34%
2015 17.22% -0.12%
2014 17.34% 1.15%
2013 16.19% 0.03%
2012 16.16% 1.05%
2011 15.11% -2.44%
2010 17.55% -0.69%
2009 18.24% 0.33%
2008 17.91% -0.07%
2006 17.98% -0.05%
2005 18.03% 0.65%
2004 17.39% 0.97%
2002 16.42% 0.68%
2001 15.74% 0.13%
2000 15.61% 0.13%