Lao PDR Education Spending 2000-2022

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.
  • Lao PDR education spending for 2017 was 14.00%, a 0.9% decline from 2016.
  • Lao PDR education spending for 2016 was 14.90%, a 3.14% increase from 2014.
  • Lao PDR education spending for 2014 was 11.76%, a 1.58% decline from 2013.
  • Lao PDR education spending for 2013 was 13.34%, a 5.97% increase from 2012.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Education Spending (% of GDP)
Solomon Islands 30.10%
Bhutan 23.46%
Uzbekistan 22.52%
Nicaragua 22.43%
Ghana 20.10%
Honduras 19.67%
Micronesia 19.15%
Eswatini 18.67%
Moldova 18.43%
Sao Tome and Principe 18.40%
Bolivia 18.02%
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Philippines 17.17%
Cabo Verde 16.41%
Kyrgyz Republic 16.28%
Indonesia 16.12%
West Bank and Gaza 16.08%
Bangladesh 16.06%
Cameroon 15.91%
India 15.81%
Republic of Congo 15.69%
Lesotho 15.12%
Vietnam 15.09%
Zambia 14.93%
Pakistan 14.54%
Lao PDR 14.00%
Morocco 13.66%
El Salvador 13.42%
Djibouti 13.25%
Ukraine 13.02%
Georgia 12.95%
Mongolia 12.65%
Kiribati 12.55%
Vanuatu 12.21%
Papua New Guinea 10.70%
Myanmar 9.93%
Timor-Leste 8.21%
Angola 6.76%
Nigeria 6.12%
Lao PDR Education Spending - Historical Data
Year Education Spending (% of GDP) Annual Change
2017 14.00% -0.90%
2016 14.90% 3.14%
2014 11.76% -1.58%
2013 13.34% 5.97%
2012 7.37% -0.89%
2011 8.26% 1.01%
2010 7.25% -0.22%
2009 7.46% -5.54%
2008 13.01% -5.10%
2007 18.10% 0.34%
2006 17.76% 3.63%
2005 14.13% -1.75%
2004 15.87% 0.61%
2002 15.26% 5.32%
2001 9.95% 2.65%
2000 7.30% 2.65%