Pakistan: Education spending, percent of GDP

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 Pakistan

Public spending on education, percent of GDP

 Latest value 1.97
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1971 - 2022
 Average 2.28
 Min - Max 1.57 - 3.02
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for Pakistan from 1971 to 2022. The average value for Pakistan during that period was 2.28 percent with a minimum of 1.57 percent in 1972 and a maximum of 3.02 percent in 1997. The latest value from 2022 is 1.97 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 83 countries is 3.80 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Pakistan - Education spending, percent of GDP - Recent values chart

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Pakistan - Education spending, percent of GDP - historical chart - 1971-2022




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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 Male literacy rate, ages 15-24 79.73 2019 percent
 Youth literacy rate, ages 15-24 72.70 2019 percent
 Student teacher ratio, primary school 44.08 2018 students per teacher
 Primary school completion rate 68.23 2021 percent
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 Female to male ratio, primary school pupils 0.88 2019 percent
 Female to male ratio, secondary school students 0.87 2019 percent
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 Secondary school enrollment 41.86 2021 percent
 Tertiary school enrollment 12.60 2021 percent
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