India Education Spending 1997-2023

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.
  • India education spending for 2020 was 16.54%, a 0.19% decline from 2019.
  • India education spending for 2019 was 16.73%, a 0.09% increase from 2018.
  • India education spending for 2018 was 16.64%, a 0.83% increase from 2017.
  • India education spending for 2017 was 15.81%, a 0.09% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Education Spending (% of GDP)
Solomon Islands 31.89%
Honduras 24.25%
Nicaragua 22.82%
Kyrgyz Republic 20.69%
Uzbekistan 20.54%
Kiribati 20.18%
Indonesia 19.15%
Republic of Congo 18.29%
Moldova 17.99%
Bhutan 17.71%
Cambodia 17.17%
Cabo Verde 17.09%
India 16.54%
Sao Tome and Principe 16.13%
Eswatini 15.89%
Philippines 15.55%
Morocco 14.82%
Vietnam 14.41%
Cameroon 14.39%
Bolivia 14.20%
Lesotho 13.79%
El Salvador 13.09%
Ukraine 13.09%
Mongolia 12.46%
Zambia 12.38%
Egypt 12.26%
Georgia 11.17%
Lao PDR 10.91%
Pakistan 10.80%
Bangladesh 10.39%
Mauritania 9.73%
Timor-Leste 6.96%
Angola 6.47%
Papua New Guinea 5.65%
Nigeria 5.13%
Vanuatu 5.05%
India Education Spending - Historical Data
Year Education Spending (% of GDP) Annual Change
2020 16.54% -0.19%
2019 16.73% 0.09%
2018 16.64% 0.83%
2017 15.81% 0.09%
2016 15.72% 0.03%
2015 15.69% 1.64%
2013 14.05% 0.06%
2012 13.99% 0.43%
2011 13.56% 1.73%
2010 11.83% 0.64%
2009 11.19% -0.50%
2006 11.69% 0.49%
2005 11.21% 0.01%
2004 11.20% -1.21%
2003 12.41% -4.32%
2000 16.73% -0.23%
1999 16.96% 2.80%
1998 14.16% 0.84%
1997 13.32% 0.84%