This page has a list of countries by Initial government funding per lower secondary student as a percentage of GDP per capita, according to officially-recognized international sources compiled by the World Bank. Total general (local, regional and central, current and capital) initial government funding of education per student, which includes transfers paid (such as scholarships to students), but excludes transfers received, in this case international transfers to government for education (when foreign donors provide education sector budget support or other support integrated in the government budget). Calculation Method: Total general (local, regional and central) government expenditure (current and capital) on a given level of education (primary, secondary, etc) minus international transfers to government for education, divided by the number of student enrolled at that level of education. This is then expressed as a share of GDP per capita. Limitations: In some instances data on total government expenditure on education refers only to the Ministry of Education, excluding other ministries which may also spend a part of their budget on educational activities. There are also cases where it may not be possible to separate international transfers to government from general government expenditure on education, in which cases they have not been subtracted in the formula. For more information, consult the UNESCO Institute of Statistics website: http://www.uis.unesco.org/Education/

  • Albania
    11.74 %
  • Andorra
    13.79 %
  • Argentina
    20.12 %
  • Armenia
    12.89 %
  • Australia
    18.04 %
  • Austria
    31.08 %
  • Belgium
    23.18 %
  • Burkina Faso
    12.81 %
  • Belize
    24.17 %
  • Brazil
    21.2 %
  • Bhutan
    28.57 %
  • Switzerland
    31.19 %
  • Chile
    20.32 %
  • Colombia
    18.02 %
  • Costa Rica
    22.45 %
  • Cyprus
    38.67 %
  • Czech Republic
    23.31 %
  • Germany
    21.63 %
  • Djibouti
    0.4553 %
  • Dominica
    14.41 %
  • Dominican Republic
    15.17 %
  • Ecuador
    6.69 %
  • Spain
    19.91 %
  • Estonia
    18.97 %
  • Ethiopia
    13.94 %
  • Finland
    34.24 %
  • France
    23.89 %
  • United Kingdom
    21.08 %
  • Guatemala
    6.02 %
  • Hungary
    20.44 %
  • Indonesia
    9.65 %
  • Ireland
    14.82 %
  • Iceland
    25.36 %
  • Italy
    21.91 %
  • Jamaica
    29.74 %
  • Jordan
    15.06 %
  • Japan
    24.41 %
  • Kazakhstan
    22.73 %
  • Kenya
    10.71 %
  • Sri Lanka
    7.03 %
  • Lithuania
    17.83 %
  • Luxembourg
    20.1 %
  • Latvia
    24.35 %
  • Monaco
    3.27 %
  • Moldova
    30.72 %
  • Maldives
    19.36 %
  • Mexico
    12.04 %
  • Mali
    6.27 %
  • Malta
    36.92 %
  • Mongolia
    13.39 %
  • Malawi
    21.71 %
  • Niger
    15.41 %
  • Netherlands
    23.73 %
  • Norway
    23.48 %
  • Nepal
    9.46 %
  • New Zealand
    21.07 %
  • Oman
    34.38 %
  • Poland
    24.03 %
  • Portugal
    29.54 %
  • Paraguay
    10.06 %
  • Romania
    15.2 %
  • Rwanda
    21.23 %
  • Senegal
    3.66 %
  • Sierra Leone
    20.4 %
  • El Salvador
    15.18 %
  • Slovenia
    28.33 %
  • Sweden
    24.2 %
  • Ukraine
    30.63 %
  • Uruguay
    16.42 %
  • United States
    21.19 %
  • Vanuatu
    21.57 %
  • Samoa
    9.03 %