Malawi Education Spending 2003-2023

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.
  • Malawi education spending for 2020 was 11.50%, a 3.09% decline from 2019.
  • Malawi education spending for 2019 was 14.59%, a 1.24% decline from 2018.
  • Malawi education spending for 2018 was 15.83%, a 1.49% increase from 2017.
  • Malawi education spending for 2017 was 14.34%, a 2.85% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Education Spending (% of GDP)
Sierra Leone 34.24%
Senegal 22.06%
Burundi 20.74%
Mozambique 17.93%
Tajikistan 17.77%
Madagascar 15.34%
Mali 14.47%
Guinea 14.29%
Niger 13.33%
Nepal 13.19%
Chad 11.67%
Malawi 11.50%
Uganda 11.25%
Rwanda 10.78%
Afghanistan 10.25%
Central African Republic 9.78%
Somalia 4.41%
Malawi Education Spending - Historical Data
Year Education Spending (% of GDP) Annual Change
2020 11.50% -3.09%
2019 14.59% -1.24%
2018 15.83% 1.49%
2017 14.34% -2.85%
2016 17.20% -4.60%
2015 21.80% 5.20%
2014 16.60% -3.90%
2013 20.50% 5.45%
2011 15.05% 2.59%
2010 12.46% -4.04%
2003 16.50% -4.04%