Barbados: Education spending, percent of government spending

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 Barbados

Public spending on education, percent of public spending

 Latest value 12.72
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1999 - 2022
 Average 17.51
 Min - Max 12.72 - 26.89
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for Barbados from 1999 to 2022. The average value for Barbados during that period was 17.51 percent with a minimum of 12.72 percent in 2022 and a maximum of 26.89 percent in 2001. The latest value from 2022 is 12.72 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 81 countries is 14.03 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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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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