Public Spending on Education (As % of Government Expenditure) rose to 19.9% in Sierra Leone in 2017

Public Spending on Education (As % of Government Expenditure) (%)
Education | Sierra Leone | May 18, 2019
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Public spending on education as a share of government expenditure reached 19.9 % in 2017 in Sierra Leone, according to World Bank. This is 59.7 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, public spending on education as a share of government expenditure in Sierra Leone reached an all time high of 20.7 % in 2000 and an all time low of 12.4 % in 2011. When compared to Sierra Leone's main peers, public spending on education as a share of government expenditure in Guinea amounted to 13.4 % and 7.06 % in Liberia in 2017.

Sierra Leone has been ranked 13th within the group of 48 countries we follow in terms of public spending on education as a share of government expenditure, 4 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Public Spending on Education (As % of Government Expenditure) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Algeria % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Burkina Faso % ... 19.5% 15.9% 16.2% 19.4% 18.0% ... ...
Ghana % 30.6% 37.5% 21.2% 21.0% 23.8%
Guinea % 14.3% 9.46% 14.1% 12.0% 11.6%
Ivory Coast % 22.4% 20.9% 21.6% 21.8% 21.2%
Liberia % ... ... ... 5.18% 4.67% 6.89% 7.22%
Mali % 18.3% 22.4% 16.6% 18.2% 18.2% ...
Mauritania % ... 13.7% 10.0% 11.4% ... ... ...
Niger % 21.7% 19.2% 18.1% 21.7% 18.5%
Senegal % 21.1% 20.8% 25.7% 24.8% 23.8%
Sierra Leone % 12.4% 14.1% 15.2% 15.1% ...