Tanzania Education Spending 1996-2021

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.
  • Tanzania education spending for 2018 was 20.56%, a 3.84% decline from 2017.
  • Tanzania education spending for 2017 was 24.40%, a 7.1% increase from 2014.
  • Tanzania education spending for 2014 was 17.30%, a 2.35% decline from 2010.
  • Tanzania education spending for 2010 was 19.65%, a 2.24% increase from 2009.
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%
Tanzania Education Spending - Historical Data
Year Education Spending (% of GDP) Annual Change
2018 20.56% -3.84%
2017 24.40% 7.10%
2014 17.30% -2.35%
2010 19.65% 2.24%
2009 17.41% -1.37%
2008 18.78% -0.65%
2007 19.43% 4.42%
2006 15.01% -3.13%
2005 18.14% -1.35%
2004 19.49% 7.70%
1998 11.79% -0.83%
1997 12.63% 0.13%
1996 12.50% 0.13%