Current education expenditure, primary (% of total expenditure in primary public institutions) - Country Ranking

Definition: Current expenditure is expressed as a percentage of direct expenditure in public educational institutions (instructional and non-instructional) of the specified level of education. Financial aid to students and other transfers are excluded from direct expenditure. Current expenditure is consumed within the current year and would have to be renewed if needed in the following year. It includes staff compensation and current expenditure other than for staff compensation (ex. on teaching materials, ancillary services and administration).

Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics (http://uis.unesco.org/)

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Antigua and Barbuda 100.00 2002
1 St. Kitts and Nevis 100.00 2016
1 Cayman Islands 100.00 2006
1 Honduras 100.00 2013
1 Cambodia 100.00 2014
1 Botswana 100.00 2009
1 San Marino 100.00 2017
1 Kuwait 100.00 2014
1 Vanuatu 100.00 2017
1 Armenia 100.00 2017
1 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 100.00 2018
1 Bangladesh 100.00 2012
1 Morocco 100.00 2018
14 Comoros 100.00 2015
15 Algeria 100.00 2016
16 Thailand 99.88 2014
17 St. Lucia 99.81 2018
18 Zimbabwe 99.78 2014
19 Cuba 99.54 2010
20 United Arab Emirates 99.48 2013
21 Italy 99.47 2016
22 Malaysia 99.40 2018
23 Pakistan 99.37 2013
24 Central African Republic 99.27 2010
25 Togo 99.21 2016
26 Andorra 99.15 2018
27 Malawi 99.14 2016
28 Niger 99.06 2017
29 Côte d'Ivoire 98.97 2018
30 Portugal 98.77 2015
31 Jamaica 98.77 2018
32 Brunei 98.77 2016
33 Zambia 98.65 2004
34 Puerto Rico 98.47 2014
35 Eswatini 98.38 2014
36 Serbia 98.33 2015
37 Senegal 98.32 2018
38 Ecuador 98.29 2016
39 Costa Rica 98.23 2018
40 Croatia 98.15 2014
41 Chile 97.92 2009
42 Spain 97.85 2016
43 Mexico 97.82 2016
44 Hungary 97.80 2016
45 Mali 97.72 2016
46 United Kingdom 97.70 2016
47 Madagascar 97.66 2013
48 Burkina Faso 97.58 2016
49 Greece 97.28 2016
50 Burundi 97.07 2012
51 Djibouti 97.03 2016
52 Timor-Leste 96.98 2014
53 Uruguay 96.96 2017
54 Brazil 96.96 2016
55 Oman 96.92 2018
56 Iran 96.89 2018
57 Cabo Verde 96.86 2016
58 Romania 96.56 2015
59 Lesotho 96.52 2018
60 Nicaragua 96.41 2010
61 Tunisia 96.21 2012
62 Turkey 96.11 2010
63 Macao SAR, China 95.76 2002
64 Kenya 95.74 2015
65 Slovak Republic 95.64 2016
66 Cyprus 95.56 2015
67 Colombia 95.41 2018
68 Venezuela 95.39 2017
69 Eritrea 95.33 2005
70 Kazakhstan 95.26 2017
71 Iceland 95.13 2016
72 Sweden 94.99 2016
73 South Africa 94.96 2018
74 Belarus 94.96 2006
75 Guatemala 94.95 2018
76 Poland 94.77 2016
77 Australia 94.65 2016
78 India 94.53 2005
79 China 94.23 1999
80 France 94.14 2016
81 Guinea 94.10 2018
82 Bulgaria 93.92 2013
83 Belgium 93.75 2016
84 Germany 93.71 2016
85 Philippines 93.69 2009
86 Albania 93.44 2017
87 Paraguay 93.42 2016
88 Uganda 93.40 2014
89 El Salvador 93.30 2017
90 Luxembourg 93.11 2015
91 Jordan 93.08 2018
92 Ghana 93.08 2014
93 Austria 93.05 2016
94 Hong Kong SAR, China 92.96 2012
95 Canada 92.90 2015
96 Lithuania 92.81 2016
97 Seychelles 92.47 2016
98 Ireland 92.45 2016
99 Lao PDR 92.43 2014
100 Barbados 91.99 2016
101 Estonia 91.72 2016
102 Syrian Arab Republic 91.64 2015
103 United States 91.43 2016
104 Czech Republic 91.24 2016
105 Liechtenstein 91.08 2014
106 Benin 90.98 2015
107 Ukraine 90.79 2017
108 Chad 90.64 2012
109 Nepal 90.61 2015
110 The Gambia 90.39 2013
111 Dominica 89.97 2015
112 São Tomé and Principe 89.77 2014
113 Yemen 89.74 2013
114 Denmark 89.45 2014
115 Netherlands 89.37 2016
116 Mongolia 89.36 2017
117 Belize 89.32 2001
118 Panama 89.06 2013
119 Latvia 89.01 2016
120 Mauritius 88.66 2010
121 Afghanistan 88.64 2017
122 Cameroon 88.56 2013
123 Dominican Republic 88.56 2017
124 Israel 88.51 2016
125 Argentina 88.36 2017
126 Singapore 88.17 2017
127 Grenada 87.91 2003
128 Gabon 87.86 2014
129 Switzerland 87.80 2016
130 Bolivia 87.69 2014
131 Malta 87.63 2015
132 Finland 87.59 2016
133 Indonesia 87.58 2015
134 Rwanda 87.53 2018
135 Japan 87.40 2016
136 Bhutan 87.40 2015
137 Moldova 86.89 2017
138 Monaco 86.77 2016
139 Norway 86.68 2016
140 Korea 85.54 2016
141 Ethiopia 85.17 2015
142 Peru 84.33 2018
143 Myanmar 82.78 2017
144 Vietnam 82.32 2013
145 Sri Lanka 80.85 2018
146 Mozambique 80.74 2012
147 Sierra Leone 80.52 2018
148 Tuvalu 80.51 2017
149 Slovenia 79.98 2016
150 Dem. Rep. Congo 73.00 2013
151 Guyana 71.71 2012
152 Angola 66.25 2006
153 Guinea-Bissau 36.26 2013

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Other Notes: Data retrieved via API in March 2019. For detailed information on the observation level (e.g. National Estimation, UIS Estimation, or Category not applicable), please visit UIS.Stat (http://data.uis.unesco.org/).

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Current expenditure, primary is calculated by dividing all current expenditure in public institutions of primary education by total expenditure (current and capital) in public institutions of primary education, 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