Education

Education is one of the most powerful instruments for reducing poverty and inequality and lays a foundation for sustained economic growth. The World Bank compiles data on education inputs, participation, efficiency, and outcomes. Data on education are compiled by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics from official responses to surveys and from reports provided by education authorities in each country.

Expenditure per student, primary (% of GDP per capita)

Public expenditure per student is the public current spending on education divided by the total number of students by level, as a percentage of GDP per capita. Public expenditure (current and capital) 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).

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics.
World Development Indicators
 
 
Data from World Bank

 

Literacy rate, adult total (% of people ages 15 and above)

Adult literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15 and above who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life.

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics.
World Development Indicators
 
 
Data from World Bank

 

 

Public spending on education, total (% of GDP)

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).

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics.
World Development Indicators
 
 
Data from World Bank

 

Pupil-teacher ratio, primary

Primary school pupil-teacher ratio is the number of pupils enrolled in primary school divided by the number of primary school teachers (regardless of their teaching assignment).

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics.
World Development Indicators
 
 
Data from World Bank

 

dummy