India: Education spending, percent of government spending

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 India

Public spending on education, percent of public spending

 Latest value 14.65
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1997 - 2021
 Average 13.87
 Min - Max 11.19 - 17.16
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for India from 1997 to 2021. The average value for India during that period was 13.87 percent with a minimum of 11.19 percent in 2009 and a maximum of 17.16 percent in 2016. The latest value from 2021 is 14.65 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 134 countries is 13.55 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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India - Education spending, percent of government spending - historical chart - 1997-2021




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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