Botswana Education Spending 1983-2023

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.
  • Botswana education spending for 2019 was 15.35%, a 0.26% decline from 2018.
  • Botswana education spending for 2018 was 15.61%, a 1.43% decline from 2017.
  • Botswana education spending for 2017 was 17.04%, a 0.54% increase from 2016.
  • Botswana education spending for 2016 was 16.50%, a 1.02% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Botswana Education Spending - Historical Data
Year Education Spending (% of GDP) Annual Change
2019 15.35% -0.26%
2018 15.61% -1.43%
2017 17.04% 0.54%
2016 16.50% -1.02%
2015 17.53% -2.95%
2009 20.48% -6.03%
2007 26.51% 0.68%
2005 25.82% 9.51%
1992 16.32% -0.20%
1990 16.51% 0.48%
1988 16.03% -0.66%
1987 16.69% 1.20%
1986 15.49% 0.06%
1985 15.43% -0.09%
1984 15.52% 1.19%
1983 14.33% 1.19%