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Expenditure in primary education as share of total educational expenditure


Burkina Faso is the top country by expenditure in primary education in the world. As of 2014, expenditure in primary education in Burkina Faso was 65.4 %. The top 5 countries also includes Timor-Leste, Togo, Sao Tome and Principe, and Niger.

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What is expenditure in primary education?

Educational expenditure in primary as % of total educational expenditure is the percentage of public education expenditure for primary education. Public expenditure (current and capital) includes government spending on educational institutions (both public and private) and education administration as well as subsidies for private entities (students/households and other privates entities). In some instances data on public expenditure on education refers only to the ministry of education, excluding other ministries that spend a part of their budget on educational activities at a given level of education.