Malawi: Education spending, percent of GDP

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 Malawi

Public spending on education, percent of GDP

 Latest value 3.32
 Year 2018
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1986 - 2018
 Average 2.91
 Min - Max 2.18 - 3.85
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for Malawi from 1986 to 2018. The average value for Malawi during that period was 2.91 percent with a minimum of 2.18 percent in 1988 and a maximum of 3.85 percent in 2015. The latest value from 2018 is 3.32 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2018 based on 155 countries is 4.27 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Malawi - Education spending, percent of GDP - historical chart - 1986-2018




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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