South Asia 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.
  • South Asia education spending for 2022 was 10.57%, a 0.35% increase from 2021.
  • South Asia education spending for 2021 was 10.22%, a 0.57% decline from 2020.
  • South Asia education spending for 2020 was 10.80%, a 0.8% decline from 2019.
  • South Asia education spending for 2019 was 11.59%, a 0.37% decline from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Education Spending (% of GDP)
Sub-Saharan Africa 14.40%
Latin America & Caribbean 13.50%
North America 11.05%
South Asia 10.57%
Euro Area 0.00%
East Asia & Pacific 0.00%
World 0.00%
OECD members 0.00%
European Union 0.00%
South Asia Education Spending - Historical Data
Year Education Spending (% of GDP) Annual Change
2022 10.57% 0.35%
2021 10.22% -0.57%
2020 10.80% -0.80%
2019 11.59% -0.37%
2018 11.96% -1.59%
2017 13.55% -0.43%
2016 13.98% 1.94%
2015 12.04% 0.98%
2014 11.06% -0.45%
2013 11.51% 1.80%
2012 9.72% -1.21%
2011 10.92% 0.70%
2010 10.22% -0.97%
2009 11.19% -2.91%
2008 14.10% -1.35%
2007 15.45% 0.52%
2006 14.92% 14.92%
2005 0.00% -11.23%
2004 11.23% 11.23%
2003 0.00% 0.00%
2002 0.00% 0.00%
2001 0.00% -16.73%
2000 16.73% -0.23%
1999 16.96% 16.96%
1998 0.00% -13.32%
1997 13.32% 13.32%
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% 0.00%
1988 0.00% 0.00%
1987 0.00% 0.00%
1986 0.00% 0.00%
1985 0.00% 0.00%
1984 0.00% 0.00%
1983 0.00% 0.00%
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%