Ghana Education Spending 1960-2024

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.
  • Ghana education spending for 2022 was 13.18%, a 1.01% increase from 2021.
  • Ghana education spending for 2021 was 12.17%, a 1.46% decline from 2020.
  • Ghana education spending for 2020 was 13.63%, a 0.64% decline from 2019.
  • Ghana education spending for 2019 was 14.27%, a 4.33% decline from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Education Spending (% of GDP)
Morocco 23.87%
Uzbekistan 21.85%
Bhutan 19.65%
Kiribati 18.90%
El Salvador 18.48%
Sao Tome and Principe 17.09%
Republic of Congo 16.63%
Eswatini 16.62%
Philippines 15.70%
Vietnam 15.45%
Honduras 13.50%
Ghana 13.18%
Cameroon 12.77%
Lesotho 12.39%
Bangladesh 11.73%
Bolivia 10.79%
Zambia 10.45%
Pakistan 9.40%
Lao PDR 9.07%
Angola 6.64%
Sri Lanka 5.35%
Mauritania 5.04%
Djibouti 0.00%
Kenya 0.00%
Moldova 0.00%
Papua New Guinea 0.00%
Tunisia 0.00%
Cabo Verde 0.00%
India 0.00%
Timor-Leste 0.00%
Indonesia 0.00%
Nicaragua 0.00%
Kosovo 0.00%
Nigeria 0.00%
Vanuatu 0.00%
Georgia 0.00%
Solomon Islands 0.00%
Micronesia 0.00%
Cambodia 0.00%
Mongolia 0.00%
Sudan 0.00%
Egypt 0.00%
Kyrgyz Republic 0.00%
Myanmar 0.00%
West Bank and Gaza 0.00%
Ukraine 0.00%
Ghana Education Spending - Historical Data
Year Education Spending (% of GDP) Annual Change
2022 13.18% 1.01%
2021 12.17% -1.46%
2020 13.63% -0.64%
2019 14.27% -4.33%
2018 18.60% -1.50%
2017 20.10% -2.00%
2016 22.09% -1.72%
2015 23.81% 2.82%
2014 20.99% -0.24%
2013 21.22% -5.36%
2012 26.58% -4.05%
2011 30.63% 9.94%
2010 20.70% -1.80%
2009 22.50% -1.54%
2008 24.04% 1.72%
2007 22.32% -1.85%
2006 24.16% 0.73%
2005 23.43% 1.05%
2004 22.38% 22.38%
2003 0.00% 0.00%
2002 0.00% -15.74%
2001 15.74% 15.74%
2000 0.00% -14.89%
1999 14.89% 14.89%
1998 0.00% 0.00%
1997 0.00% 0.00%
1996 0.00% 0.00%
1995 0.00% 0.00%
1994 0.00% 0.00%
1993 0.00% 0.00%
1992 0.00% 0.00%
1991 0.00% 0.00%
1990 0.00% 0.00%
1989 0.00% -23.93%
1988 23.93% -0.74%
1987 24.67% -9.64%
1986 34.31% 34.31%
1985 0.00% 0.00%
1984 0.00% 0.00%
1983 0.00% -13.83%
1982 13.83% 6.08%
1981 7.75% 0.11%
1980 7.64% 7.64%
1979 0.00% 0.00%
1978 0.00% 0.00%
1977 0.00% 0.00%
1976 0.00% 0.00%
1975 0.00% 0.00%
1974 0.00% 0.00%
1973 0.00% 0.00%
1972 0.00% 0.00%
1971 0.00% 0.00%
1970 0.00% 0.00%
1969 0.00% 0.00%
1968 0.00% 0.00%
1967 0.00% 0.00%
1966 0.00% 0.00%
1965 0.00% 0.00%
1964 0.00% 0.00%
1963 0.00% 0.00%
1962 0.00% 0.00%
1961 0.00% 0.00%
1960 0.00% 0.00%