Human Development Data for the Arab States

Public expenditure on education (% of GDP)

Total public expenditure (current and capital) on education expressed as a percentage of GDP.

Source: World Bank (2011)


Country/Region 1980 1990 2000 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Algeria .. .. .. .. .. .. 4.3 ..
Bahrain 2.8 .. .. .. 3.4 3 2.9 ..
Comoros .. .. .. .. .. .. 7.6 ..
Djibouti .. .. 9.7 8.4 8.3 8.4 .. ..
Egypt 4.2 .. .. 4.8 4 3.7 3.8 ..
Iraq 2.7 .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Jordan 6.8 .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Kuwait 2.8 .. .. 4.7 3.8 .. .. ..
Lebanon .. .. 1.9 2.6 2.7 2.6 2 1.8
Libya 3.4 .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Mauritania .. .. .. 2.3 2.9 .. .. ..
Morocco 5.9 .. 5.8 .. 5.5 .. 5.6 ..
Oman 1.9 .. 3.1 3.5 3.9 .. .. ..
Qatar 2.5 .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Saudi Arabia 4.3 .. 5.9 5.7 6.2 6.4 5.6 ..
Somalia 1 .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Sudan .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Syrian Arab Republic 4.6 .. .. .. 5.3 4.9 .. ..
Tunisia 5.2 .. 6.8 7.2 7.1 7.1 .. ..
United Arab Emirates 1.3 .. 2 1.3 1.1 0.9 1 1.2
Yemen .. .. 9.9 .. .. .. 5.2 ..
Arab States .. 8.5 5 4.5 4.5 4.4 4.9 ..
East Asia & Pacific (developing only) .. .. 5 4 3.8 3.7 3.4 ..
Europe & Central Asia (developing only) .. 8.5 3 3.9 4.1 4.2 4.2 ..
Latin America & Caribbean (developing only) .. .. 4.3 4.5 4.5 4.6 3.7 ..
Least Developed Countries: UN classification .. 8.5 3.4 3.4 3.3 3.1 3.6 ..
OECD Members .. .. 4.5 5 5.1 5 4 ..
South Asia .. .. 4 3.3 3.3 4.3 2.8 ..
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only) .. 0.9 4.7 4.9 4.9 5 4.8 ..
World .. 4.7 4.5 4.9 4.9 4.9 3.9 ..


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