Total general (local, regional and central) government expenditure in educational institutions (current and capital) at a given level of education, expressed as a percentage of GDP. It excludes transfers to private entities such as subsidies to households and students, but includes expenditure funded by transfers from international sources to government. Divide total expenditure in public institutions of a given level of education (ex. primary, secondary, or all levels combined) by the GDP, and multiply by 100. For more information, consult the UNESCO Institute of Statistics website: