Public Spending on Education (As % of Government Expenditure) fell to 14.5% in Sri Lanka in 2017

Public Spending on Education (As % of Government Expenditure) (%)
Education | Sri Lanka | May 18, 2019
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Public spending on education as a share of government expenditure reached 14.5 % in 2017 in Sri Lanka, according to World Bank. This is 18.2 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, public spending on education as a share of government expenditure in Sri Lanka reached an all time high of 17.7 % in 2016 and an all time low of 8.27 % in 2009. When compared to Sri Lanka's main peers, public spending on education as a share of government expenditure in Malaysia amounted to 21.1 % and 10.2 % in Myanmar in 2017.

Sri Lanka has been ranked 29th within the group of 48 countries we follow in terms of public spending on education as a share of government expenditure.

Public Spending on Education (As % of Government Expenditure) Unit 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Bangladesh % ... 15.6% 13.8% ... ... 11.4% ... ...
Cambodia % 7.20% 9.60% 8.79% ... ... ... ...
China % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
India % 14.0% 14.1% ... ... ... ... ...
Indonesia % 18.1% 17.6% 17.7% 20.5% ... ... ...
Laos % 8.58% 12.8% 12.2% ... ... ... ...
Malaysia % 19.9% 19.5% 19.8% 19.8% 20.7% ...
Maldives % 12.8% 12.8% 10.3% 12.9% 11.3% ... ...
Myanmar % ... ... ... ... ... ...
Pakistan % 11.0% 11.5% 11.3% 13.2% 12.6% ...
Singapore % 21.2% 20.0% ... ... ... ... ...
Sri Lanka % 8.39% 9.42% 10.8% 11.0% 17.7% ...
Thailand % 21.4% 19.1% ... ... ... ... ...
Vietnam % 18.8% 18.5% ... ... ... ... ...