Sri Lanka Education Spending 1991-2022

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.
  • Sri Lanka education spending for 2019 was 9.90%, a 1.43% decline from 2018.
  • Sri Lanka education spending for 2018 was 11.33%, a 0.38% increase from 2015.
  • Sri Lanka education spending for 2015 was 10.95%, a 0.13% increase from 2014.
  • Sri Lanka education spending for 2014 was 10.82%, a 1.4% increase from 2013.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Education Spending (% of GDP)
Solomon Islands 30.06%
Uzbekistan 25.59%
Nicaragua 23.95%
Bhutan 20.38%
Honduras 20.12%
Moldova 19.46%
Eswatini 18.51%
Micronesia 18.11%
Republic of Congo 17.93%
West Bank and Gaza 17.71%
Sao Tome and Principe 17.59%
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Mongolia 16.53%
Kyrgyz Republic 16.47%
Morocco 15.47%
Zambia 15.29%
Cabo Verde 15.15%
Cameroon 14.09%
Vietnam 14.03%
Bolivia 13.52%
Ukraine 13.16%
Lesotho 13.14%
El Salvador 12.45%
Kiribati 12.39%
Cambodia 11.83%
Egypt 11.64%
Pakistan 11.59%
Myanmar 10.56%
Mauritania 10.23%
Sri Lanka 9.90%
Bangladesh 9.27%
Angola 6.05%
Nigeria 5.86%
Vanuatu 5.59%
Sri Lanka Education Spending - Historical Data
Year Education Spending (% of GDP) Annual Change
2019 9.90% -1.43%
2018 11.33% 0.38%
2015 10.95% 0.13%
2014 10.82% 1.40%
2013 9.42% 1.03%
2012 8.39% -0.72%
2011 9.11% 0.50%
2010 8.61% 0.33%
2009 8.27% -1.98%
2008 10.25% -0.61%
2007 10.86% -0.18%
2006 11.04% 0.14%
2005 10.90% -0.77%
1998 11.67% -1.03%
1996 12.69% 1.13%
1995 11.57% -1.14%
1994 12.71% 1.83%
1991 10.88% 1.83%