Sierra Leone Education Spending 2000-2024

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.
  • Sierra Leone education spending for 2021 was 33.83%, a 0.41% decline from 2020.
  • Sierra Leone education spending for 2020 was 34.24%, a 0.76% decline from 2019.
  • Sierra Leone education spending for 2019 was 35.01%, a 2.28% increase from 2018.
  • Sierra Leone education spending for 2018 was 32.73%, a 12.83% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Education Spending (% of GDP)
Sierra Leone 33.83%
Democratic Republic of Congo 21.61%
Burkina Faso 21.56%
Senegal 21.08%
Togo 20.80%
Burundi 20.44%
Tajikistan 19.91%
Mozambique 18.76%
Haiti 16.11%
Mali 15.96%
Madagascar 15.52%
Chad 15.13%
Nepal 14.39%
Gambia 13.98%
Tanzania 13.54%
Guinea 11.98%
Niger 11.95%
Rwanda 11.32%
South Sudan 11.21%
Afghanistan 10.88%
Guinea-Bissau 9.32%
Central African Republic 9.09%
Uganda 8.21%
Liberia 6.87%
Somalia 4.36%
Sierra Leone Education Spending - Historical Data
Year Education Spending (% of GDP) Annual Change
2021 33.83% -0.41%
2020 34.24% -0.76%
2019 35.01% 2.28%
2018 32.73% 12.83%
2017 19.89% 7.42%
2016 12.47% -7.89%
2015 20.37% 5.28%
2014 15.09% -0.11%
2013 15.20% 1.08%
2012 14.13% 1.71%
2011 12.41% -0.39%
2010 12.80% -3.09%
2009 15.90% 0.97%
2008 14.93% -4.82%
2007 19.75% 4.24%
2005 15.51% -1.64%
2004 17.15% -0.17%
2003 17.32% -0.38%
2002 17.70% -0.27%
2001 17.97% -2.76%
2000 20.73% -2.76%