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Public Expenditure on Education

  • Noel P. De GuzmanEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69902-8_81-1


Education Expenditure

Under UNESCO’s National Education Accounts (NEA) framework, a country’s education expenditure comes from three main sources: government or public sector, private sector (households and firms), and rest of the world (through grants and aid) (UNESCO 2016). These funds may be used for different levels of education including preprimary, primary, secondary, technical-vocational, tertiary, and nonformal. Educational expenditure includes current expenditures (such as teaching and nonteaching staff compensation, textbooks and other teaching materials, and other goods and services) and capital expenditures.

Public Expenditure on Education

This refers to the component of education expenditure that comes from national, regional, and local government units to finance and/or produce educational services.


One of the most prominent features of modern-day development thinking and policy is government involvement in the education sector of a country. Rich...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Economics DepartmentAteneo de Manila UniversityQuezon CityPhilippines

Section editors and affiliations

  • Olivia A. M. Freeman
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  1. 1.Journal of Advanced Cognitive EngineersSociety of Cognitive EngineersMELBOURNEUSA