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 65.76 2015
2 Mauritius 64.14 2015
3 Brunei 60.84 2016
4 Tuvalu 59.02 1990
5 Macao SAR, China 55.06 2013
6 Armenia 54.46 2014
7 Cayman Islands 54.03 2006
8 Congo 53.33 2010
9 Rwanda 52.83 2016
10 Cameroon 52.55 2012
11 Sri Lanka 49.34 2016
12 Antigua and Barbuda 48.39 2009
13 Liechtenstein 47.43 2011
14 Tunisia 47.34 2008
15 United Arab Emirates 45.19 1997
16 Dominica 44.91 1998
17 Bahrain 44.22 2015
18 Cambodia 44.05 2014
19 Brazil 43.93 2013
20 Czech Republic 43.87 2013
21 Cyprus 43.83 2014
22 St. Lucia 43.82 2015
23 France 43.68 2013
24 Turkey 42.86 2013
25 Hungary 42.77 2014
26 Angola 42.42 2006
27 Italy 42.41 2014
28 Portugal 42.29 2014
29 Luxembourg 42.18 2014
30 Belgium 42.05 2014
31 Finland 42.02 2011
32 Germany 41.97 2014
33 Morocco 41.93 2009
34 Slovak Republic 41.84 2014
35 Kenya 41.76 2015
36 Bhutan 41.49 2015
37 Argentina 41.48 2014
38 India 41.35 2013
39 Monaco 41.06 2014
40 United Kingdom 41.04 2015
41 Romania 40.86 2014
42 Austria 40.36 2014
43 Cabo Verde 40.28 2013
44 Netherlands 40.28 2014
45 St. Kitts and Nevis 40.24 2015
46 Jordan 39.59 1999
47 Vietnam 39.57 2013
48 Jamaica 39.44 2015
49 Korea 39.36 2015
50 Belize 39.32 2014
51 Bulgaria 38.91 2013
52 Lao PDR 38.60 2014
53 Lithuania 38.46 2013
54 Somalia 38.32 1973
55 Iran 37.86 2015
56 Japan 37.80 2014
57 Switzerland 37.62 2014
58 China 37.41 1999
59 Pakistan 37.39 2015
60 Djibouti 37.28 2010
61 Ghana 36.98 2014
62 New Zealand 36.98 2015
63 Spain 36.91 2013
64 Syrian Arab Republic 36.90 2009
65 Trinidad and Tobago 36.83 2003
66 Malaysia 36.41 2015
67 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 36.27 2010
68 Kuwait 36.21 2006
69 Myanmar 35.88 1995
70 Malta 35.85 2013
71 Grenada 35.78 2003
72 San Marino 35.76 2011
73 Moldova 35.74 2014
74 The Gambia 35.50 2013
75 Bangladesh 35.43 2016
76 Colombia 35.41 2015
77 Norway 35.24 2011
78 Liberia 34.49 2012
79 Côte d'Ivoire 34.20 2015
80 Mali 34.12 2014
81 Swaziland 34.05 2014
82 Greece 33.94 2005
83 Hong Kong SAR, China 33.91 2015
84 Slovenia 33.84 2013
85 Costa Rica 33.68 2015
86 Ireland 33.48 2013
87 Senegal 33.33 2014
88 Nepal 33.32 2015
89 Guyana 33.25 2012
90 Uruguay 33.17 2011
91 Paraguay 32.99 2012
92 Botswana 32.70 2009
93 Denmark 32.42 2013
94 Australia 32.36 2014
95 Oman 32.14 2013
96 Georgia 32.13 2012
97 United States 32.03 2014
98 Mexico 31.98 2014
99 El Salvador 31.78 2015
100 Poland 31.41 2014
101 Kiribati 31.21 1974
102 Latvia 31.20 2014
103 Peru 30.78 2015
104 Equatorial Guinea 30.73 1998
105 South Africa 30.72 2014
106 Mozambique 30.60 2013
107 Guinea-Bissau 30.44 2013
108 Mongolia 30.39 2011
109 Tonga 30.14 2004
110 Libya 30.08 1977
111 Samoa 29.82 2001
112 Timor-Leste 29.82 2014
113 Thailand 29.81 2013
114 Solomon Islands 29.80 1991
115 Philippines 29.69 2009
116 Chile 29.37 2015
117 Ethiopia 29.31 2013
118 Niger 29.12 2014
119 Cuba 29.11 2010
120 Israel 29.10 2014
121 Gabon 28.94 2014
122 Vanuatu 28.73 2015
123 Nigeria 28.50 1975
124 Ukraine 27.84 2014
125 Malawi 27.80 2015
126 Iceland 27.74 2013
127 Comoros 27.69 2015
128 Sweden 27.48 2014
129 Iraq 27.41 1989
130 Bolivia 27.10 2014
131 Indonesia 27.00 2015
132 Zimbabwe 26.87 2014
133 Burundi 26.82 2013
134 Canada 26.40 2011
135 Estonia 26.09 2014
136 Honduras 25.29 2013
137 Andorra 24.91 2015
138 Chad 24.71 2013
139 Uganda 24.55 2014
140 Afghanistan 24.36 2015
141 Central African Republic 24.00 2010
142 Algeria 23.85 1980
143 Benin 23.74 2015
144 Puerto Rico 23.56 2013
145 Namibia 23.54 2010
146 Sierra Leone 23.38 2014
147 Macedonia 23.35 1996
148 Mauritania 23.34 2013
149 Serbia 23.14 2011
150 Singapore 22.96 2013
151 São Tomé and Principe 22.61 2014
152 Barbados 22.48 2014
153 Panama 22.43 2011
154 Burkina Faso 22.09 2015
155 Guinea 21.85 2014
156 Papua New Guinea 21.66 1977
157 Eritrea 21.09 2004
158 Haiti 21.08 1991
159 Lesotho 20.52 2008
160 Albania 19.83 2013
161 Madagascar 19.34 2012
162 Venezuela 19.04 2009
163 Tanzania 18.27 2014
164 Dominican Republic 17.95 2007
165 Lebanon 17.09 2013
166 Togo 16.26 2015
167 Seychelles 16.17 2011
168 Fiji 15.94 2011
169 Qatar 14.74 2009
170 Zambia 14.49 2005
171 Dem. Rep. Congo 14.36 2013
172 Nicaragua 13.23 2010
173 Guatemala 12.89 2015
174 Ecuador 12.11 2015
175 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.

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