Current public expenditure per pupil at each level of education, expressed as a percentage of GDP per capita


This indicator measures the share of per capita income spent on each student. It helps in assessing whether a country’s level of investment in education is adequate to the right to education for all. When calculated by level of education, it also indicates the relative costs and emphasis placed by the country on a particular level of education

Human Rights Standards: 

Article 13 (2) & 14, International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; Article 28 (1), Convention on the Rights of the Child; Article 24 (2), Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; Article 7 (2) (c), ILO Convention 182; Article 17 (2), (Revised) European Social Charter; Article 13 (3), Protocol of San Salvador; Article 11 (3), African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, Article 13 (4), African Youth Charter; Article 41 (2), Arab Charter; Article 4, UNESCO Convention against Discrimination in Education

Levels and Types of Education: 
Policy Processes and Governance: 
Types of Indicator: 
Levels of disaggregation: 
Level of Education, Region, Urban/Rural, Income quintile; Public/private (non-profit vs. for-profit), Higher education program orientation