Zambia: Education spending, percent of government spending

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 Zambia

Public spending on education, percent of public spending

 Latest value 10.45
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2000 - 2022
 Average 12.58
 Min - Max 5.65 - 17.51
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for Zambia from 2000 to 2022. The average value for Zambia during that period was 12.58 percent with a minimum of 5.65 percent in 2008 and a maximum of 17.51 percent in 2012. The latest value from 2022 is 10.45 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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