Human Development Data for the Arab States

Health expenditure, public (% of GDP)

Public health expenditure consists of recurrent and capital spending from government (central and local) budgets, external borrowings and grants (including donations from international agencies and nongovernmental organizations), and social (or compulsory) health insurance funds.

Source: World Health Organization National Health Account database (www.who.int/nha/en) supplemented by country data.


Country/Region 2000 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Algeria 2.6 2.7 3.5 3.6 4.6 5
Bahrain 2.7 2.6 2.5 2.6 2.6 3.1
Comoros 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 2.1 2.1
Djibouti 3.9 4.9 4.7 5.3 5.3 5.4
Egypt 2.2 2.1 2.3 2 2 2.1
Iraq 0.4 3.2 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.8
Jordan 4.7 4.8 4.7 5.2 5.9 6
Kuwait 1.9 1.9 1.8 1.7 1.5 2.8
Lebanon 3.3 3.7 4 3.9 4.1 4
Libya 1.9 1.6 1.4 1.8 2.1 2.6
Mauritania 3.1 2.2 1.5 1.8 1.6 1.6
Morocco 1.2 1.5 1.7 1.9 1.9 1.9
Oman 2.5 2.1 1.9 2 1.6 2.4
Qatar 1.6 2.7 2.2 1.9 1.6 2
Saudi Arabia 3.1 2.6 2.8 2.7 2.5 3.3
Sudan 0.9 1.4 1.6 2 2.3 2
Syrian Arab Republic 2 2.1 1.9 1.4 1.2 0.9
Tunisia 3.3 3.2 3.3 3.2 3.3 3.4
United Arab Emirates 2.5 1.8 1.7 1.9 1.7 2
Yemen 2.4 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.6
Arab States 2.4 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.8
East Asia & Pacific (developing only) 1.7 1.8 1.8 1.9 2 2.2
Europe & Central Asia (developing only) 3.2 3.5 3.6 3.6 3.6 4
Latin America & Caribbean (developing only) 3.2 3.3 3.3 3.4 3.6 3.9
Least Developed Countries: UN classification 1.7 1.9 2.1 2.1 2.3 2.5
OECD Members 6 6.5 6.6 6.6 6.9 7.4
South Asia 1.2 1 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.3
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only) 2.4 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.9
World 5.4 5.7 5.7 5.6 5.7 6.1


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