Afghanistan: Education spending, percent of government spending

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 Afghanistan

Public spending on education, percent of public spending

 Latest value 8.2
 Year 2017
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2006 - 2017
 Average 7.8
 Min - Max 4.86 - 14.56
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for Afghanistan from 2006 to 2017. The average value for Afghanistan during that period was 7.8 percent with a minimum of 4.86 percent in 2008 and a maximum of 14.56 percent in 2006. The latest value from 2017 is 8.2 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2017 based on 155 countries is 14.25 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Afghanistan - Education spending, percent of government spending - recent values

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Afghanistan - Education spending, percent of government spending - historical chart - 2006-2017




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.


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