Human Development Data for the Arab States

Public spending on education, total (% of government expenditure)

Public expenditure on education consists of current and capital public expenditure on education includes government spending on educational institutions (both public and private), education administration as well as subsidies for private entities (students/households and other privates entities).

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics.


Country/Region 1980 1990 2000 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Algeria .. .. .. .. .. .. 20.3 ..
Bahrain 9.4 .. .. .. 12.8 11.6 11.7 ..
Comoros .. .. 23.8 .. .. .. .. ..
Djibouti .. .. .. .. 22.4 22.8 .. ..
Egypt .. .. .. 16 12 12.6 11.9 ..
Iraq .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Jordan 14.4 .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Kuwait 8.3 .. .. 12.7 12.9 .. .. ..
Lebanon 13.2 .. 9.2 11 9.8 9.6 8.1 7.2
Libya .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Mauritania .. .. .. 8.3 10.1 .. .. ..
Morocco 18.5 .. 23.5 27 26.1 25.9 25.7 ..
Oman 4.1 .. 18.2 24.2 31.1 .. .. ..
Qatar 6.5 .. .. 19.6 .. .. .. ..
Saudi Arabia 10.2 .. 22.7 19.3 21.1 19.8 19.3 ..
Somalia 8.7 .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Sudan .. 4.6 .. .. .. .. .. ..
Syrian Arab Republic 8.1 .. .. .. 18.4 16.7 .. ..
Tunisia 16.4 .. 17.4 20.8 21.5 22.4 22.7 ..
United Arab Emirates .. .. 22.2 28.3 26.1 24.8 27.2 23.4
Yemen .. .. 32.8 .. .. .. 16 ..
Arab States 10.2 .. .. .. 19.8 .. .. ..
East Asia & Pacific (developing only) 12 .. 14.7 15.5 15.7 15.9 17.2 ..
Europe & Central Asia (developing only) .. .. .. 14.7 15 14 13.5 ..
Latin America & Caribbean (developing only) 15.1 .. 15.1 .. .. .. .. ..
Least Developed Countries: UN classification 14.3 .. 15 .. .. .. 16.8 ..
OECD Members 13.9 .. 11.7 12.6 12.3 12.5 12.4 ..
South Asia 8 .. 13.2 .. .. .. .. ..
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only) 17.6 .. .. .. .. .. 18.9 ..
World 14.7 .. 13.9 14.5 14.7 14.4 15.1 ..


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