The education budget execution rate is the percentage of the approved budget for the education in the last fiscal year that was actually executed


If there is no reasonable explanation (eg an unexpected economic crisis that may have forced the government to significantly cut the overall budget or a significant emergency in another sector, such as health or security, which may have forced the government to divert funds originally allocated to education to that sector), significant underspending of the education budget (of over 10%) may be indicative of a violation of the obligation to dedicate maximum available resources to the realisation of the right to education

Human Rights Standards: 

Articles 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: 
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