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

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Tunisia 71.59 2015
2 Kazakhstan 68.56 2016
3 Bangladesh 64.33 2016
4 Macao SAR, China 62.88 2017
5 Mauritius 62.72 2018
6 Brunei 60.84 2016
7 Tuvalu 59.02 1990
8 Cayman Islands 54.03 2006
9 Congo 53.33 2010
10 Cameroon 52.55 2012
11 Belarus 50.46 2017
12 Antigua and Barbuda 48.39 2009
13 Liechtenstein 47.43 2011
14 Armenia 46.87 2017
15 Sri Lanka 45.74 2018
16 Bahrain 44.22 2015
17 Cambodia 44.05 2014
18 France 43.53 2016
19 Dominica 43.37 2015
20 Samoa 42.81 2016
21 Italy 42.74 2015
22 Portugal 42.61 2015
23 Angola 42.42 2006
24 Slovak Republic 42.18 2016
25 Belgium 42.13 2013
26 Morocco 41.93 2009
27 Kenya 41.76 2015
28 Bhutan 41.49 2015
29 Brazil 41.37 2015
30 Malaysia 41.37 2018
31 India 41.35 2013
32 Cyprus 41.31 2015
33 Germany 41.26 2016
34 Romania 41.11 2015
35 Myanmar 40.96 2018
36 Luxembourg 40.71 2015
37 Netherlands 40.49 2016
38 St. Lucia 40.27 2018
39 St. Kitts and Nevis 40.24 2015
40 Hungary 40.20 2016
41 Denmark 40.00 2014
42 Belize 39.95 2017
43 Cabo Verde 39.93 2017
44 Austria 39.63 2016
45 Vietnam 39.57 2013
46 Argentina 39.54 2017
47 Barbados 39.31 2016
48 Bulgaria 38.91 2013
49 Jordan 38.87 2018
50 Lithuania 38.63 2016
51 Lao PDR 38.60 2014
52 Somalia 38.32 1973
53 Rwanda 38.25 2018
54 Colombia 38.06 2018
55 United Kingdom 37.84 2016
56 Japan 37.80 2014
57 Jamaica 37.75 2018
58 Malta 37.54 2015
59 China 37.41 1999
60 Mali 37.40 2016
61 Pakistan 37.39 2015
62 Spain 37.32 2016
63 Djibouti 37.28 2010
64 Korea 37.28 1999
65 Ghana 36.98 2014
66 Finland 36.95 2016
67 Syrian Arab Republic 36.90 2009
68 Trinidad and Tobago 36.83 2003
69 Kuwait 36.21 2006
70 New Zealand 35.61 2016
71 Switzerland 35.57 2015
72 Ireland 35.55 2016
73 Moldova 35.33 2017
74 Côte d'Ivoire 35.12 2018
75 El Salvador 34.89 2017
76 San Marino 34.73 2017
77 Uruguay 34.68 2017
78 United States 34.55 2014
79 Slovenia 34.51 2016
80 Liberia 34.49 2012
81 Iran 34.40 2018
82 Peru 34.22 2018
83 Eswatini 34.05 2014
84 Greece 33.94 2005
85 Latvia 33.40 2016
86 Oman 33.34 2017
87 Nepal 33.32 2015
88 Guyana 33.25 2012
89 Mexico 32.94 2016
90 Vanuatu 32.90 2017
91 Botswana 32.70 2009
92 Georgia 32.13 2012
93 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 31.55 2018
94 Monaco 31.46 2016
95 Hong Kong SAR, China 31.32 2018
96 Poland 31.31 2016
97 Paraguay 31.28 2016
98 Australia 31.28 2016
99 Kiribati 31.21 1974
100 Israel 30.78 2016
101 South Africa 30.76 2018
102 Ukraine 30.73 2017
103 Equatorial Guinea 30.73 1998
104 Mozambique 30.60 2013
105 Guinea-Bissau 30.44 2013
106 The Gambia 30.23 2014
107 Tonga 30.14 2004
108 Libya 30.08 1977
109 Lesotho 30.06 2018
110 Timor-Leste 29.82 2014
111 Thailand 29.81 2013
112 Solomon Islands 29.80 1991
113 Philippines 29.69 2009
114 Mongolia 29.23 2017
115 Cuba 29.11 2010
116 Czech Republic 29.01 2016
117 Gabon 28.94 2014
118 Malawi 28.76 2016
119 Costa Rica 28.68 2018
120 Norway 28.58 2016
121 Nigeria 28.50 1975
122 Chile 28.47 2017
123 Comoros 27.69 2015
124 Iraq 27.41 1989
125 Sweden 27.39 2016
126 Grenada 27.37 2017
127 Iceland 27.27 2016
128 Seychelles 27.15 2016
129 Bolivia 27.10 2014
130 Indonesia 27.00 2015
131 Zimbabwe 26.87 2014
132 Burundi 26.82 2013
133 Canada 26.40 2011
134 Mauritania 25.86 2016
135 Albania 25.37 2016
136 Andorra 25.31 2018
137 Honduras 25.29 2013
138 Estonia 25.20 2016
139 Chad 24.71 2013
140 Puerto Rico 24.61 2014
141 Uganda 24.55 2014
142 Central African Republic 24.00 2010
143 Algeria 23.85 1980
144 Benin 23.74 2015
145 North Macedonia 23.35 1996
146 Singapore 22.96 2013
147 Serbia 22.89 2015
148 São Tomé and Principe 22.61 2014
149 Panama 22.43 2011
150 Afghanistan 22.25 2017
151 Burkina Faso 22.09 2015
152 Turkey 22.03 1995
153 Papua New Guinea 21.66 1977
154 Eritrea 21.09 2004
155 Haiti 21.08 1991
156 Guinea 20.92 2018
157 Sierra Leone 20.47 2018
158 Madagascar 19.34 2012
159 Venezuela 19.04 2009
160 Tanzania 18.27 2014
161 Ethiopia 18.14 2015
162 Dominican Republic 17.95 2007
163 Niger 17.61 2017
164 Lebanon 17.09 2013
165 Senegal 16.65 2016
166 Togo 16.02 2016
167 Fiji 15.94 2011
168 Qatar 14.74 2009
169 Zambia 14.49 2005
170 Dem. Rep. Congo 14.36 2013
171 Nicaragua 13.23 2010
172 Guatemala 13.18 2018
173 Ecuador 12.11 2015
174 Palau 9.56 2001

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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.

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: 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