Ghana - Public spending on education

Expenditure on primary education (% of government expenditure on education)

Expenditure on primary education (% of government expenditure on education) in Ghana was 21.70 as of 2014. Its highest value over the past 43 years was 45.49 in 2011, while its lowest value was 19.39 in 1976.

Definition: Expenditure on primary 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.

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Year Value
1971 34.68
1972 33.15
1974 38.91
1975 36.86
1976 19.39
1977 19.57
1979 27.12
1980 27.98
1981 27.77
1982 32.46
1986 33.08
1987 27.33
1988 25.73
2001 41.54
2004 39.70
2005 39.45
2006 36.90
2007 34.23
2008 34.57
2009 33.13
2010 30.87
2011 45.49
2012 32.31
2013 24.38
2014 21.70

Expenditure on secondary education (% of government expenditure on education)

Expenditure on secondary education (% of government expenditure on education) in Ghana was 36.98 as of 2014. Its highest value over the past 43 years was 48.05 in 1977, while its lowest value was 26.22 in 1974.

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.

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Year Value
1971 30.82
1972 29.47
1974 26.22
1975 29.34
1976 45.48
1977 48.05
1979 43.94
1980 45.38
1981 41.13
1982 44.46
1986 41.10
1987 33.42
1988 38.24
2001 39.58
2004 34.13
2005 32.52
2006 37.25
2007 34.82
2008 33.96
2009 38.02
2010 37.12
2011 27.36
2012 40.78
2013 37.17
2014 36.98

Expenditure on tertiary education (% of government expenditure on education)

Expenditure on tertiary education (% of government expenditure on education) in Ghana was 18.27 as of 2014. Its highest value over the past 43 years was 27.00 in 1971, while its lowest value was 1.82 in 1981.

Definition: Expenditure on tertiary 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.

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Year Value
1971 27.00
1972 25.76
1974 19.79
1975 19.94
1976 16.03
1977 15.25
1979 2.27
1981 1.82
1982 2.16
1986 2.09
1987 15.28
1988 11.73
2001 14.20
2004 19.54
2005 22.07
2006 20.30
2007 26.02
2008 25.85
2009 23.87
2010 25.95
2011 13.13
2012 18.52
2013 19.42
2014 18.27

Government expenditure on education, total (% of government expenditure)

Government expenditure on education, total (% of government expenditure) in Ghana was 21.02 as of 2014. Its highest value over the past 34 years was 36.74 in 2012, while its lowest value was 7.64 in 1980.

Definition: 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.

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

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Year Value
1980 7.64
1981 7.75
1982 13.83
1986 34.31
1987 24.67
1988 23.93
1999 14.89
2001 15.74
2004 22.38
2005 23.43
2006 24.16
2007 22.32
2008 25.57
2009 22.57
2010 20.94
2011 29.99
2012 36.74
2013 21.21
2014 21.02

Government expenditure on education, total (% of GDP)

Government expenditure on education, total (% of GDP) in Ghana was 6.18 as of 2014. Its highest value over the past 43 years was 8.14 in 2011, while its lowest value was 1.81 in 1981.

Definition: General government expenditure on education (current, capital, and transfers) is expressed as a percentage of GDP. It includes expenditure funded by transfers from international sources to government. General government usually refers to local, regional and central governments.

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

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Year Value
1971 4.22
1972 4.62
1974 3.80
1975 4.88
1976 5.83
1977 6.10
1979 2.31
1980 2.71
1981 1.81
1982 1.90
1986 3.35
1987 3.31
1988 3.19
1999 4.11
2001 5.35
2004 7.54
2005 7.42
2006 5.26
2007 5.52
2008 5.76
2009 5.32
2010 5.54
2011 8.14
2012 7.92
2013 6.10
2014 6.18

Classification

Topic: Education Indicators

Sub-Topic: Inputs