Education spending, percent of GDP - Country rankings
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Public spending on education, percent of GDP, 2017 - Country rankings:
The average for 2017 based on 116 countries was 4.45 percent.The highest value was in Lesotho: 7.96 percent and the lowest value was in Democratic Republic of the Congo: 1.45 percent. The indicator is available from 1970 to 2019. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.
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.