Belgium - Government expenditure per student, primary (% of GDP per capita)

Government expenditure per student, primary (% of GDP per capita) in Belgium was 22.22 as of 2014. Its highest value over the past 13 years was 22.72 in 2013, while its lowest value was 17.75 in 2001.

Definition: Government expenditure per student is the average general government expenditure (current, capital, and transfers) per student in the given level of education, expressed as a percentage of GDP per capita.

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

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Year Value
2001 17.75
2002 17.93
2003 19.24
2004 19.24
2005 19.32
2006 19.83
2007 19.94
2008 21.84
2009 21.54
2010 22.44
2011 22.34
2013 22.72
2014 22.22

Statistical Concept and Methodology: General government expenditure per student in primary education is calculated by dividing total government expenditure on primary education by the number of students at primary level, expressed as a percentage of GDP per capita. Aggregate data are 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. Data on GDP per capita come from the World Bank. 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


Topic: Education Indicators

Sub-Topic: Inputs