Lesotho 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.
  • Lesotho education spending for 2022 was 12.39%, a 2% decline from 2021.
  • Lesotho education spending for 2021 was 14.39%, a 0.38% decline from 2020.
  • Lesotho education spending for 2020 was 14.77%, a 0.95% increase from 2019.
  • Lesotho education spending for 2019 was 13.83%, a 0.31% decline from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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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%
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%
Djibouti 0.00%
Kenya 0.00%
Moldova 0.00%
Papua New Guinea 0.00%
Tunisia 0.00%
Lesotho Education Spending - Historical Data
Year Education Spending (% of GDP) Annual Change
2022 12.39% -2.00%
2021 14.39% -0.38%
2020 14.77% 0.95%
2019 13.83% -0.31%
2018 14.13% -0.98%
2017 15.12% -0.83%
2016 15.95% -0.04%
2015 15.99% -2.11%
2014 18.10% -1.21%
2013 19.31% 1.88%
2012 17.43% -3.81%
2011 21.24% 21.24%
2010 0.00% 0.00%
2009 0.00% -24.22%
2008 24.22% 24.22%
2007 0.00% -28.96%
2006 28.96% -3.58%
2005 32.54% 5.38%
2004 27.16% -4.34%
2003 31.51% 8.02%
2002 23.49% 0.52%
2001 22.97% 3.82%
2000 19.14% -4.24%
1999 23.38% 23.38%
1998 0.00% -26.06%
1997 26.06% 26.06%
1996 0.00% -20.20%
1995 20.20% 1.81%
1994 18.39% -4.35%
1993 22.74% 22.74%
1992 0.00% 0.00%
1991 0.00% 0.00%
1990 0.00% -15.35%
1989 15.35% 0.14%
1988 15.21% 15.21%
1987 0.00% 0.00%
1986 0.00% -22.92%
1985 22.92% 2.10%
1984 20.82% -8.59%
1983 29.41% 29.41%
1982 0.00% 0.00%
1981 0.00% 0.00%
1980 0.00% 0.00%
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%