Expenditure on secondary education (% of government expenditure on education) - Country Ranking

Definition: Expenditure on secondary education is expressed as a percentage of total general government expenditure on education. General government usually refers to local, regional and central governments.

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics.

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Kazakhstan 67.86 2014
2 Mauritius 61.63 2014
3 Bhutan 55.68 2014
4 Macao SAR, China 55.06 2013
5 Armenia 54.46 2014
6 Kyrgyz Republic 54.37 2013
7 Cayman Islands 54.03 2006
8 Congo 53.33 2010
9 Cameroon 52.55 2012
10 Sri Lanka 50.78 2012
11 Ghana 48.48 2013
12 Antigua and Barbuda 48.39 2009
13 Liechtenstein 47.43 2011
14 Tunisia 47.34 2008
15 Malta 46.57 2012
16 Dominica 44.91 1998
17 Brazil 44.62 2012
18 Slovak Republic 44.13 2012
19 Czech Republic 43.97 2012
20 France 43.82 2012
21 Portugal 43.71 2011
22 Vietnam 43.28 2012
23 Germany 43.16 2012
24 Belgium 42.80 2011
25 Cyprus 42.60 2011
26 Italy 42.47 2011
27 Angola 42.42 2006
28 Finland 42.02 2011
29 Morocco 41.93 2009
30 Rwanda 41.71 2013
31 Austria 41.64 2012
32 Argentina 41.53 2013
33 Ecuador 41.24 2012
34 Monaco 41.06 2014
35 Netherlands 40.53 2012
36 Lithuania 40.42 2011
37 St. Lucia 40.34 2014
38 Cabo Verde 40.28 2013
39 Bangladesh 40.21 2009
40 Oman 40.16 2009
41 United Kingdom 40.14 2013
42 Jordan 39.59 1999
43 Iran 39.48 2014
44 Hungary 39.35 2011
45 Bulgaria 39.16 2012
46 Switzerland 39.12 2012
47 New Zealand 38.96 2012
48 India 38.73 2012
49 Brunei 38.69 2014
50 Japan 38.37 2013
51 Belize 38.14 2013
52 Korea 37.88 2012
53 Colombia 37.50 2014
54 China 37.41 1999
55 Djibouti 37.28 2010
56 Côte d'Ivoire 37.18 2014
57 Spain 36.97 2011
58 Syrian Arab Republic 36.90 2009
59 Trinidad and Tobago 36.83 2003
60 Swaziland 36.71 2011
61 Estonia 36.40 2012
62 Slovenia 36.35 2011
63 Bolivia 36.32 2014
64 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 36.27 2010
65 Kuwait 36.21 2006
66 Romania 35.97 2012
67 United States 35.87 2011
68 Grenada 35.78 2003
69 San Marino 35.76 2011
70 Moldova 35.74 2014
71 The Gambia 35.50 2013
72 Nepal 35.29 2014
73 Australia 35.26 2012
74 Norway 35.24 2011
75 Poland 34.64 2011
76 Liberia 34.49 2012
77 Malaysia 34.14 2013
78 Mali 34.12 2014
79 Greece 33.94 2005
80 Ireland 33.43 2012
81 Pakistan 33.38 2014
82 Guyana 33.25 2012
83 Uruguay 33.17 2011
84 Latvia 33.00 2012
85 Paraguay 32.99 2012
86 Botswana 32.70 2009
87 Vanuatu 32.54 2014
88 Georgia 32.13 2012
89 Denmark 32.10 2011
90 Iceland 31.75 2011
91 Jamaica 31.45 2014
92 Hong Kong SAR, China 31.31 2014
93 Equatorial Guinea 30.73 1998
94 South Africa 30.72 2014
95 Peru 30.72 2014
96 Mexico 30.66 2011
97 Mozambique 30.60 2013
98 Guinea-Bissau 30.44 2013
99 Mongolia 30.39 2011
100 Tonga 30.14 2004
101 Gabon 30.13 1998
102 El Salvador 30.09 2010
103 Samoa 29.82 2001
104 Philippines 29.69 2009
105 Chile 29.65 2013
106 Ethiopia 29.31 2013
107 Uganda 29.20 2013
108 Niger 29.12 2014
109 Cuba 29.11 2010
110 Senegal 28.95 2010
111 Sweden 28.82 2012
112 Thailand 28.63 2012
113 Ukraine 28.13 2013
114 Comoros 27.83 2012
115 Costa Rica 27.83 2004
116 Burundi 26.82 2013
117 Canada 26.40 2011
118 Benin 26.25 2014
119 Indonesia 26.04 2013
120 Zimbabwe 25.60 2010
121 Israel 25.45 2011
122 Honduras 25.29 2013
123 Guinea 25.15 2013
124 Chad 24.71 2013
125 Malawi 24.66 2014
126 St. Kitts and Nevis 24.27 1998
127 Central African Republic 24.00 2010
128 Puerto Rico 23.56 2013
129 Namibia 23.54 2010
130 Sierra Leone 23.38 2014
131 Mauritania 23.34 2013
132 Serbia 23.14 2011
133 Singapore 22.96 2013
134 São Tomé and Principe 22.61 2014
135 Barbados 22.48 2014
136 Panama 22.43 2011
137 Kenya 21.68 2006
138 Eritrea 21.09 2004
139 Lesotho 20.52 2008
140 Andorra 20.51 2014
141 Albania 19.83 2013
142 Madagascar 19.34 2012
143 Venezuela 19.04 2009
144 Lao PDR 19.00 2002
145 Tanzania 18.27 2014
146 Dominican Republic 17.95 2007
147 Cambodia 17.58 2010
148 Togo 17.50 2014
149 Lebanon 17.09 2013
150 Seychelles 16.17 2011
151 Fiji 15.94 2011
152 Burkina Faso 15.16 2013
153 Qatar 14.74 2009
154 Zambia 14.49 2005
155 Dem. Rep. Congo 14.36 2013
156 Guatemala 14.31 2013
157 Nicaragua 13.23 2010
158 Palau 9.56 2001
159 Timor-Leste 7.45 2011

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Development Relevance: The share of government expenditure for a specific education level allows an assessment of the priority a government assigns to a level of education relative to other levels. Enrolment and the relative costs per student between different levels of education should be also taken into account.

Limitations and Exceptions: Data disaggregated by level of education are estimates in some instances. It is often difficult to separate lower from upper secondary education expenditure, or pre-primary from primary.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: The share of expenditure on secondary education to total government expenditure on education is calculated by dividing government expenditure on secondary education by total government expenditure on education (all levels combined), and multiplying by 100. Aggregate data are based on World Bank estimates. Data on education are collected by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics from official responses to its annual education survey. All the data are mapped to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) to ensure the comparability of education programs at the international level. The current version was formally adopted by UNESCO Member States in 2011. The reference years reflect the school year for which the data are presented. In some countries the school year spans two calendar years (for example, from September 2010 to June 2011); in these cases the reference year refers to the year in which the school year ended (2011 in the example).

Aggregation method: Median

Periodicity: Annual