Iraq: Education spending, percent of GDP

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 Iraq

Public spending on education, percent of GDP

 Latest value 3.55
 Year 1989
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1977 - 1989
 Average 3.28
 Min - Max 2.42 - 3.86
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for Iraq from 1977 to 1989. The average value for Iraq during that period was 3.28 percent with a minimum of 2.42 percent in 1980 and a maximum of 3.86 percent in 1977. The latest value from 1989 is 3.55 percent. For comparison, the world average in 1989 based on 53 countries is 4.15 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 GDP. 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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 Student teacher ratio, primary school 16.96 2007 students per teacher
 Primary school completion rate 63.18 2007 percent
 School starting age, primary school 6 2022 years
 Female to male ratio, primary school pupils 0.84 2007 percent
 Female to male ratio, secondary school students 0.75 2007 percent
 Female to male ratio, students at tertiary level education 0.58 2005 percent
 Preprimary school enrollment 3.82 2011 percent
 Primary school enrollment 103.74 2007 percent
 Secondary school enrollment 50.50 2007 percent
 Tertiary school enrollment 15.50 2005 percent
 Trained teachers in primary education 100.00 2004 percent
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